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Craft: Family Cut Outs

If you have scissors, paper and crayons you and your little one can easily do this craft. Making fun family cut outs is a fun way to talk to children about family and relationships!

Craft: Family Cut OutsExtending this activity:

  • Talk about your family. Ask lots of questions, like how many people are in your family, how many are girls, how many are boys, who has blonde hair, brown hair, etc. Use these questions to draw your child's attention to similarities and differences among family members.
  • Talk about each family member. What do they like to do? What's their favorite color? What foods do they like, etc.
  • Help or encourage your toddler to be as accurate in coloring the people in the family as possible. Point out similarities. "Look, you have brown eyes just like ..."
  • Display the family you've made for all to see. Refer to it often and talk about other families you and your little one know well.

What you need:

Pencil
Scissors
8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of white paper
Crayons, markers, pencil crayons

What you do:

1. Depending on the age of your child you may want to cut the family out prior to beginning this craft.  
2.
Step 1 
Step 1
Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Then fold it in half widthwise and each half in half again like an accordian fold.
3.
 Step 2
Step 2
Draw two dotted lines on one side of the folded paper.
4.
Step 3
Step 3
Use your lines to help you draw the outline of the people. Make sure that the arms extend to the outer edges of the paper as shown.
5.
Step 4
Step 4
Carefully cut through all the layers of paper. Unfold the paper and you will have 2 sets of families attached at the legs (or heads). Use as many people as you need to represent your family. If you need more than four tape additional people on to the chain at the arm.
6.
Step 5
Step 5
If you like, you can write the name of each family member on each person.
7.
Step 7
Step 6
Let your toddler color each person in their family. Use the enhanced learning questions to guide you in this activity. Use this activity to celebrate your family.

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