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Did you know crinkling small pieces of tissue paper is an excellent finger exercise to build fine motor skills in children?

Crinkling small pieces of paper uses the same three fingers necessary for gripping a pencil: the thumb, pointer, and middle fingers. Children typically develop the strength and dexterity to grip a pencil around age 4. Crinkling tissue paper is just one craft idea for kids to help develop the ability to grip and complete other fine motor tasks.

Here is a fun and easy Valentine’s Day craft idea that incorporates crinkling tissue paper! It’s appropriate for children age 5-6.

 

Tissue Paper Wreath

 

This homemade Valentine ’s Day tissue paper craft doubles as a winter fine motor project and a DIY Valentine’s day gift for your child to give to family member or friend. It is a great way to practice fine motor skills using materials you may have at home already. 

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