5 – 7

Cut out pictures


Cut out pictures

What to do with this activity?

Instead of painting or drawing, your child might enjoy making pictures by cutting shapes out of coloured paper, and sticking those shapes onto a page. Use the scissors freely (without drawing the shapes onto the paper first) and be surprised by the results. 

The most famous artist to use cut out paper to make pictures was Frenchman Henri Matisse. Some of his collage pictures are really enormous. Find some of his cut-out pictures online here and have a look at them together. In this youtube video the artist was inspired by Henri Matisse collages to make a colourful picture. Have a go.  

  • Why am I doing this?

    One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. Indoor and outdoor games are a great way of practising some of the reading, writing and number skills your child has learned.

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to teach you a game – letting them teach you something is empowering for your child.

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