Check out this super easy (and super adorable) Sesame Street cutting craft for kids!
When I was a kid, if you said you were “watching tv”, you meant you were watching Sesame Street. It was the kids show of our generation and continues to be one of the most iconic brands in the television and education industries. And with good reason. Sesame Street takes an active approach to learning that uses creativity, music, and movement to get kids engaged. And we all know that active bodies and imaginations mean active minds!
On January 16th, Sesame Street will be joining forces with another iconic brand, HBO, bringing viewers a fresh new way to watch the show! To celebrate Sesame Street’s new partnership with HBO, we thought we’d whip up a super fun and easy craft for kids that will help with those all-important scissor skills! This one is perfect for kids of all ages and ability levels – from little ones who are just getting the hang of snipping to slightly older kids who are learning to cut on lines and cut out shapes.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Construction paper (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown, and black)
WHAT TO DO:
First, cut out a few different circles or ovals from construction paper depending on which characters you want to make. We made:
-A yellow circle for Big Bird
-A red circle for Elmo
-A green oval for Oscar the Grouch
-A blue oval for Cookie Monster
For younger kids (or kids who are just learning to snip with scissors), simply have them snip around the edges of each shape to make the character’s “fur”. For kids who are learning to cut on lines, draw short lines around the edge of each shape and have them follow the lines with their scissors to make the “fur”. For kids who have more advanced scissor skills and are learning to change directions and turn their paper to cut out shapes, draw zig zag lines around each shape to make the “fur”.
While the kids are cutting fur, start cutting out the other facial features (eyes, noses, mouths, eyebrows) for the characters. Then, work together to put the features where they belong on each of the faces. And voila! You have some adorable Sesame Street characters perfect for decorating your classroom or refrigerator! These would be the perfect preschool classroom craft and would also be a fun make-and-take for a Sesame Street themed birthday party!
Beginning on January 16th, Sesame Street will be airing new episodes on HBO, HBO NOW, and HBO GO! All of your favorite Sesame Street characters in a brand new viewing space! Be sure to check out HBOkids.com and sesamestreet.org for more details.
And follow HBO, HBO NOW and Sesame Street on the following social media sites: Facebook.com/sesamestreet Facebook.com/HBO Facebook.com/HBONOW Twitter: @sesamestreet @HBO @HBONOW Instagram: @sesamestreet @HBO
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