Torn Paper Art Awesome Fine Motor Activity
Tearing paper is an amazing fine motor activity for kids. Tearing paper requires strength and endurance of the small muscles in the hand. These intrinsic muscles are important in so many fine motor skills, including handwriting and coloring, managing buttons and zippers, manipulating pegs, and more. When paper is torn, the hands assume a great tripod grasp which is effective and a mature grasp for writing and coloring. The non-dominant hand is assisting in the tearing and encourages appropriate assistance for tasks like holding the paper while writing, and managing paper while cutting with scissors. We use recycled artwork to create this Torn Paper texture art that would look great on any gallery (or family dining room) wall!
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Torn paper art work using recycled art:
This craft is so simple, yet such a fun way to create art while working on fine motor skills.
We all have piles of kids' artwork that is gorgeous, yet abundant. You keep the ones that mean the most, but what do you do with those piles of painted paper, scribbled sheets, and crafty pages? You sure can't keep it all or your house will become covered in paper, paint, and glitter. We used a great blue page to make our torn paper art. Tear a sheet into long strips. This will become the sky of our artwork.
Fine motor exercise for kids: Tearing paper.
Vary the texture of the paper and add green cardstock . The thicker paper requires a bit more strength.
We used one of the long strips of green cardstock to create grass by making small tears. Be careful not to tear the whole way across the strip! What a workout this is for those hand muscles.
Next glue the blue strips onto a background piece of paper. Tear white scrap paper into cloud shapes. They can be any shape, just like clouds in the sky!
Grab a piece of yellow cardstock and create a sun. This is another fabulous fine motor workout. Tearing a circle-ish shape and creating small tears really works those muscles in the hands.
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Glue the sun onto the sky and enjoy the art. This is definitely a keeper piece. Think about all of the hard work that was put into this craft!
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