I put together this Washi Tape Christmas Tree Craft for my daughter this week and I was excited to include fine motor practice in it.
To set the activity up I made a simple worksheet with different sized lines from short to long an inch apart to make the shape of a Christmas tree. You can print the worksheet off HERE. I also did the same thing with washi tape, making the lengths of tape the same size as the lines in the worksheet. I put the washi tape on a sheet of wax paper so my daughter could easily peel it off.
My daughter choose to start at the bottom and peel the longest strip of tape off and then she had to line it up on the worksheet on the bottom line and press it down. Then she worked her way up with each piece of tape, lining it up on each line on the worksheet.
When she was finished she added a Glitter Foam Sticker on top and glued a brown trunk at the bottom. (We received our Glitter Foam Stickers from our friends at Craftprojectideas.com and they can be purchased at your local Walmart.)
A couple weeks ago I splurged on some Christmas light sequins that I saw at an American Crafts Warehouse Sale and this was the perfect opportunity to use them. We glued them all over our trees to light them up with pretty colors.
I love that how my daughter was able to get fine motor practice all while creating a beautiful piece of art!