Build a Cupcake/Bug/Robot

Using construction paper in a variety of colors, it takes just a few minutes to cut shapes to make up a simple tray. This activity has been a favorite in our ASP and so many children are engaged for extended periods of time. Check out these easy tray set ups below. Also, check out the “Tips” section for a helpful video.

 

Build a Cupcake Tray

Build a Bug Tray

Build a Robot

Goal:

A creative engaging activity that builds fine motor skills

 

Materials:

 

  • Construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

 

 

 

Steps:

 

  • Have your child decide which “building” project to do.
  • Adult can cut construction paper shapes for tray. (takes about 3 minutes) *See “Tips” Video
  • Adult can make a sample if they want, but it’s not necessary.
  • A separate piece of construction paper can be used as a background.
  • Just give your child the tray and see what fun things they create.

 

 

Tips:

You can find some tips for cutting out shapes and really cute and inexpensive ways to frame any of your child’s artwork in this video. Handy Tips From Lynda Video