World paper cutting folk art

ZODIAC ANIMAL PAPER CUT

Start with a cultural sampling of celebrations throughout Asia, and then make a paper cut of the current zodiac calendar animal, or another.  Using just paper, scissors, and glue, exercise the concept of positive and negative space, and the almost-lost arts of cutting and gluing, crucial foundational small motor skills.  

90 minutes with slideshow, show-able artifacts, and guided hands-on activity

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

Colored backing paper ie. construction paper

Scissors

Glue stick or white glue


BUILD A SERIES:

Papel Picado

Shadow Puppets

Southern China