Here’s a collection of over twenty arts and crafts that a great for developing fine motor skills.
20 arts and crafts that are good for fine motor skills
Arts and crafts are a wonderful way for children to also develop vital fine motor skills.
Good fine motor skills mean children can:
:: hold a pencil and write neatly
:: do everyday tasks like tying laces and fastening buttons
:: progress well to more complicated tasks such as using tools for work and hobbies: knitting, crochet, cooking dinner, performing surgery!
Arts and crafts build fine motor skills
Here are over twenty arts and craft activities that help develop fine motor skills.
They are all fun for children to engage with. Our children don’t need to know they are working on fine motor skills – they can concentrate on enjoying exploring the materials and being creative.
All the activities use simple materials, many of which you will likely have already.
And all of these arts and crafts ideas exercise various fine motor skills that children need to develop. Things like:
:: using your fingers and thumb to hold a pen or paint brush
:: using hand strength to push card through paint
:: using finger muscles to knead clay
:: using hand strength to squeeze a hole punch
:: using finger grip to pick up small materials
:: using hand and finger co-ordination to thread items on to a string
:: using fingers to tear fine materials
:: using fingers to squeeze pipettes
:: using hand strength to squeeze spray bottles
You can click on the links under each photo to see more details of each project and give them a try with your children.