Last week when we were making our angels I observed one of my guys folding and cutting a coffee filter, making something that resembled a snowflake. So this week, I decided to follow his lead and put those things on a table for kids to use.
I told kids to fold and cut pieces from their coffee filters.
Some decided to experiment with cutting different ways or folding only once before cutting.
Results were impressive.
Lesson: Keep your eyes open and watch what your kids are doing with the materials. Never underestimate the power of observing your kids' actions and following their lead. You may discover some wonderful activities.