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By Lynne Garnereducational and craft writer

Original article published 8 February 2010

Six fun craft-based projects using paper and card, which can be tailored to suit a range of themes and occasions and link to many parts of the EYFS

Ripping paper © Lynne Garner

Projects in this article…

  1. A ripping good time
  2. Twisting snake
  3. King of the castle
  4. Finger play
  5. Making masks
  6. Folding catepillar

Useful resources to have in your cupboard:

  • A range of coloured paper
  • Cream/white backing paper or thin card
  • PVA glue
  • Method of applying glue (sponge or brushes)
  • Cover for work surface
  • A3 thin card (selection of colours)
  • Templates (websites suggested below for downloadable templates)
  • Scissors
  • Pencils or crayons
  • String
  • Glitter
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint
  • Craft sand
  • Additional embellishments such as feathers, shells, pom poms, flat backed jewels
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