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    Hand Strengthening

    Easy Skeleton Craft {with FREE template}

    You are going to absolutely love this easy skeleton craft. Stick around to the end, and I will tell you how I make this moveable paper skeleton craft into a dancing skeleton. The Occupational Therapist in me really came out on this craft. I just can't help it sometimes. When I see clothespins, I always think of developing fine motor skills. And, for some reason, I also thought..."Hey, those clothespins would make great ribs!" I cannot explain why my mind works likes this (believe me, people have been trying to figure me out for years), but this time my strange thoughts lead to a really fun and interactive Halloween craft for kids! I know that your kiddo will love it (and maybe even learn a little something along the way...just don't tell them that). Don't miss out on making...

    Christmas Stocking Arts and Crafts for Kids

    You are just going to absolutely love these simple Christmas crafts to make! I know you will because I thoroughly enjoyed making them. Who knew that basic Christmas stocking arts and crafts could look so fabulous made out of some old newspaper. Kids Christmas crafts come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. These stockings are oversized which gives them great impact as a homemade holiday decoration in any room. Check out our eBook that brings together the very best Christmas card ideas for kids (12 Days of them!) into one place. Click here to learn more! This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG NewspaperScissorsStapler with staplesElmer's glue Paint (colors of your...

    3 Clothespin Animal Crafts (great for fine motor)

    These clothespin animal crafts are not only totally adorable but are great for working on fine motor skills. Clothespin craft ideas are perfect for getting little fingers moving and strengthening the muscles of the hand. Did you know that there are over 30 muscles in the hand? And, just like any other muscle, they need to be developed through activities that will strengthen them and promote coordination. Not only do they need to be strong, they need to be able to coordinate with all of the other muscles and work together to accomplish tasks. There is so much that goes into that, and lots of kids need a little extra practice to master fine motor skills. Enjoy both making and playing with these 3 clothespin animal crafts for building fine motor skills. Get the templates for these Clothespin Animal Crafts /**/ This post contains affiliate links,...

    Easy Sheep Crafts (made with Newspaper)

    This easy sheep crafts are made even easier with a free printable sheep craft template. You can stick with basic black and white newspaper print or add some color by using the comics page for the body of your paper sheep craft. Honestly, this is your animal craft, and you should make it your own. If you like this stuffed newspaper animal craft, you should check out this panda and penguin. Save this Lamb Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... All activities require adult supervision. By using this site, you are agreeing to our terms of use. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG NewspaperStapler with staplesScissorsBlack construction...

    Simple Porcupine Craft for Kids

    This porcupine craft starts with a few basic supplies and turns into something fun and whimsical. Not only is it an adorable paper plate animal craft, but it is a great way for little ones to work on their fine motor skills in a fun way. That is one of the reasons that it is a perfect porcupine craft for preschoolers. But it is also fun for kids of any age to make. Save this Porcupine Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... All activities require adult supervision. By using this site, you are agreeing to our terms of use. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG Paper plate (9-inch...