Grade level makes a mountain range - give several small squares to each student and ask them to cut them into two pieces, retaining at least one flat side and its corners. Then collect all the papers and organize them by height and stick them together. Great collaborative work!
Matisse Mobiles; "drawing with scissors" to make unusual organic shapes, cutting two at a time, and gluing with a string in between. Great mobile lesson.
ladybug craft for kids - 4-28-2013 (red week!) - Scarlett liked painting the plate red, and tried to help me cut the black circles with her fake scissors. :) And was very excited that it looked like a ladybug at the end.
cardboard sculptures, by layering carboard strips of different lengths, and then adding acrylic paint designs to the top. Love these, they were very fun to make too. We passed the colors around the table adding more layers of color and design, saving black for last.