This crafty IDEA is a fantastic way to get children to practise their fine motor and scissor skills. Smaller children can also work on their shape recognition. Try this out with a group or your class and see what cute creations they fetch for you!


You will need:                                                                                                                                    

  • Micador Essential Pencil
  • early stART Safety Scissors
  • Micador Create it Art Pad – Two colour magic
  • early stART Glue Stick

Step 1: Time to trace!

Grab some circular objects (large, medium and small sizes – think coasters, mugs, drinking glasses) and trace circle shapes onto your paper.

Step 2: Cut them out!

Cut your circles from the paper. You will need 3 large black circles (1 cut in half for the ears), 1 large white circle, 1 medium black circle, 2 white medium circles, 1 red medium circle (cut in half for the mouth) and 2 small black circles.

Step 3: Design your dog!

Paste your pieces together to form your dog shape.

Step 4: Practice make PAW-fect!

Have the children create more than one and see what funny expressions they can create by adjusting the circle pieces.
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