Magic Pictures

Magic pictures are a quick and easy activity to set up, keep little fingers busy for a good long while. I found the original idea on pintrest but have adapted it.  It is a fab activity if your little one, like Pook, is fascinated with scissors and cutting. Cutting is an important skill which helps to develop fine motor control.

I started making the Magic Picture by finding a clip art of an animal that I knew Pook would like. I choose a butterfly. After printing it out I then taped it behind a sheet of blue sugar paper, to look like the sky. On the the blue sugar paper I drew lines for Pook to cut down.

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Pook  loved cutting down the lines on the blue paper and folding them back to see what animal would appear. After having cut the lines a happy time was then had colouring it in. When then flapped the paper and it looked like the butterfly was flying in the sky, a truly Magic Picture.

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This activity really caught her imagination, with her asking me to make many more. The opportunites for pictures are endless.

Here are some other quick ideas

  • Chicks with Yellow paper to look like straw
  • Safari Animals with Yellow/Green  paper
  • Farm animals with Green paper
  • Insects with Green paper
  • Fish with Blue paper
  • Stars, Moons and Planets with Black paper