Cut Santa’s beard activity is an easy fine motor cutting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create these adorable DIY Santa’s to help your little one practice their cutting!
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How to Set Up Cut Santa’s Beard Activity
Setting up this fun holiday cutting activity is super easy to do. To make the Santa faces I used our array of skin tone construction paper. Cut out dinner plate size circles for the Santa faces. Use your sharpie to draw a face for Santa. I created five Santas.
Then cut out large triangles his hat. Glue the red triangle hat to the head. Glue a cotton ball to the top of the hat. Cut out a trim for the hat from your white printer paper. Glue this to the bottom of Santa’s hat.
Take another sheet of white printer paper and glue it to the bottom of the Santa face. This will become his beard. Take your black sharpie and draw the lines you want your little one to follow as they are cutting. I made some with straight lines, some zig zag, some with curved lines and some with box lines. These more complex cutting lines would be for my older daughter while my toddlers would stick with the straight lines.
Next, tape your Santas to the wall to create a fun and inviting activity for your little one.
How They Played
Taping them to the wall was the best idea. This allowed them to focus on cutting and holding the paper in the correct place for cutting.
If your toddler or preschooler is still learning how to cut, check out this post for more information on teaching them how to use scissors.
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- Sheets of white paper
- Cotton Balls
- Painter’s Tape
- Black Sharpie
- Kids scissors