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Cutting and pasting

When children receives their first pair of safety scissors, it means mum or dad trusts them not snip their fingers, and that's a really big accomplishment in the mind of youngsters.

Cutting and pasting activities help children develop fine motor skills by cutting pictures out of magazines and pasting them in a variety of designs. It also gives them a creative outlet to express themselves.

For Picasso, paper was both a tool to explore his ideas and a material with limitless possibilities. He experimented with everything from newsprint and napkins to decorative wallpaper and all without losing his compulsion to draw on every last scrap.

Picasso didn’t just draw on paper – he tore it, burnt it, and made it three-dimensional. Pablo Picasso rewrote the rules of painting, but he also tore up the rulebook for paper.

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