This week is National Cookie Cutter Week! Of course you can use cookie cutters to, you know, cut cookies. Or you can have a bit of open ended fun with them. May I offer two suggestions?
1. Cookie Cutters & Kinetic Sand
This is exactly as it sounds, simply incorporating cookie cutters into some kinetic sand play time. We really love this stuff. It is not as sticky as playdoh and is very soft. You can roll it into a ball and then let the sand flow through your fingers.
I used these plastic cookie cutters that I picked up from Target, but you can use any that you have already on hand. I do like to the plastic one especially for younger children. Simply lay out the supplies and watch them go! My little guy managed to make a whole gingerbread family, but I did not grab the photo because I was too busy playing with him! Hello #memories!
2. Cookie Cutter Painting
I know, I know painting can be super messy but my kiddo LOVES paint. The good part about this project is that you need only add small amounts of paint at a time. I actually used the base of the box that the cookie cutters came in to hold the paint, one less thing to wash ;)
Something to hold paint
Small paint brush or something to smooth paint
1. Put small of paint onto paint holder
2. Level/smooth paint with paint brush
3. Gently (or as gently as a small one can) place the cookie cutter on the paper
4. Press cookie cutter on construction paper
5. Continue until satisfied.
There is no right or wrong way to do this art project, which is why I love process art so much. They can just explore the supplies and let their imaginations roam.
I hope that you and your little one enjoy these simple and easy cookie cutter activities. Feel free to share your results in the comments.
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