Paper Cocktail

The aim of this activity is to train finger dexterity and movements. The fine motor movement ability of individual fingers is very important for the development of a loose pen posture and familiar writing movement. For sufficient finger dexterity, children need to develop an awareness of the individual fingers and master isolated partial movements, for example the tweezer grip (thumb and index finger). For fast and fluent writing, small, precise movements from the fingers are crucial. Therefore, it is important to focus on the precise movements of the fingers.

Required material

Tissue paper, paper, colored pencils, scissors, craft glue, printed templates (see resources below).

Resources to print

How to play

Let's make some colorful tissue paper balls together!

Tear up small pieces of different colored tissue paper, matching them to various fruit. Then, using your thumb, index, and middle finger, shape these pieces into balls.

Get creative by cutting out the glass template and decorating it with the tissue paper balls. Glue these colorful balls onto the cocktail glass template.

Now, it's time to add a personal touch to your cocktail. Cut out a fruit from the template or draw one and decorate it with intricate details to hone your fine motor skills. Afterward, glue the fruit onto the cocktail glass you've crafted.