Boost Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills with These Printable Fine Motor Crafts

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I’m so excited to share my new printable fine motor craft projects! While many craft activities can be used to build fine motor skills, these printables are specifically designed to help your kids build their fine motor skills while they create something cool.

printable fine motor crafts and activities for kids.  These hole punch crafts for kids help build pre-writing skills and scissor skills.  The images in the collage include a recycling truck craft, a seedling craft, a printable sun, rocket, and astronaut craft, a butterfly, bumblebee, duck, dinosaur, bunny, chick frog, flowers, and rainbow hole punching craft

I’m sure you know many of the benefits of crafts for kids. I call these hole punch crafts, but they have many more benefits than just building hand strength with a hole puncher.

Let’s look specifically at some of the design elements of these printable fine motor crafts, and then we can take a look at all the different available themes.

Build Scissor Skills with The Printable Fine Motor Crafts

Do your kids need some extra practice to improve their scissor skills? These projects will provide an opportunity to work on holding scissors correctly as well as a motivating way to get them cutting.

Opportunities to Cut Different Types of Lines

When I created these crafty fine motor activities, I made the cutting lines thick and dark so that it’s easy for kids to cut along the line.

dinosaur printable fine motor crafts for kids.  An orange dinosaur with a pair of purple scissors.

Each object has several different shapes that need to be cut out. Some are made of simple straight lines and others contain more complex lines for your kids to cut. The activities are easy to differentiate. If they aren’t ready to cut out all the shapes, you or a volunteer can prep some of the pieces for them.

Opportunities for Snipping Practice

In addition to the thick dark lines that outline each piece, you will also find small, short lines on some of the pieces of the craft. These are snipping lines. When you look at scissor skill development, making short little snips in paper is the fist step for kids to master. So, if your kids aren’t ready to cut out all the pieces, they can work on sharpening their scissor skills by doing a little bit of snipping.

a rocket, dinosaur, and duck are printable fine motor crafts for kids with opportunities for scissor skills and snipping practice.

Build Hand Strength with The Printable Fine Motor Activities

In addition to getting cutting practice, your kids will also get to punch holes when they assemble these projects.

Did you know that using a hole punch is a great activity for developing hand strength? My hole punch activities are very popular, and teachers are ALWAYS telling me how much their kids LOVE using hole punches. That’s why I know that hole punch activities are such fun and motivating fine motor activities.

That’s also why I created these hole punch crafts for kids.

hole punch with flower printable fine motor crafts for kids.  Flower petals hole punch craft for kids.

That’s also why I made sure to include some little circles in all the printable fine motor activities so that kids have an opportunity to use a hole punch. AND…..while they’re at it, they will build some hand strength too!

Don’t ya love that bonus?

Take a look at all the imageon this page. Can you see the holes in each of the cute crafts?

dinosaur hole punch craft is an example of printable fine motor crafts and activities for kids

Tracing Lines and Pre-writing Practice

When you look at the printable crafts, I’m sure you’ll notice that some of the shapes have dotted lines in them. These are tracing lines.

Give your kids a crayon so that they can trace the lines. This will give them practice with pencil grip and will help them develop finger control and hand strength.

frog craft parts with opportunities for pre-writing practice.  The activity is an example of printable fine motor crafts for kids in preschool and kindergarten.

The craft activities include a variety of types of lines. Tracing them is a great pre-writing activity that will help them as they begin working on letter formation.

Also…don’t forget that cutting and pasting activities benefit kiddos.

Now that you understand how I designed the printable fine motor crafts let’s take a look at all the different themes available. Keep checking back. I’m having fun designing these babies, and I plan to keep adding more sets to the store.

Printable Space Themed Fine Motor Crafts for Kids

Outerspace is such a fun theme for preschool kids to study. They will have a BLAST making these space themed crafts. The space set includes a sun, a planet, a rocket, and even an astronaut.

printable space theme crafts and fine motor activities.  Examples of hole punch craft ideas.

This set will also be a great addition to a space themed VBS theme and the adorable sun can double as fun summer or weather activity.


space fine motor craft activities
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Printable Transportation Fine Motor Crafts For Kids

Do you know a kiddo who loves all kinds of vehicles? This transportation craft set will be extremely motivating for that car lover. In addition to a car, the transportation crafts set includes a simple airplane, a truck, a motorcycle, and even a boat.

printable fine motor crafts for kids - transportation theme crafts include a motorcycle, truck, airplane, boat, and car

transportation crafts for preschoolers and fine motor activities
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Community Helpers Crafts

If you like the transportation crafts, you will LOVE the community helpers crafts. The set includes community helpers vehicles, including a police car, firetruck, ambulance, and mail truck crafts.

printable fine motor crafts for kids - community helpers crafts include a firetruck, mail truck, police car, and ambulance.

Community Helpers Crafts and Fine Motor Activities
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Easy paper apple crafts

Fall is all about apples and you can use these simple apple crafts to supplement your apple theme unit and lesson plans. Your kids can even cut a “crunch” out other cute paper apples.

printable fine motor apple crafts made from brightly colored paper.

I love mixing a variety of colors to create unique apple trees.

apple tree printable crafts with yellow and green apples on them.

apple crafts and fine motor activities
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Easy Zoo Animal Crafts

https://shop.earlylearningideas.com/products/zoo-animal-fine-motor-craft-activitiesWatch out….things might get a little wild when you make these zoo animal crafts with your kids. The set includes a printable elephant craft, a tiger craft, and a lion craft.

Printable zoo animal crafts - fine motor crafts for kids.  The picture includes an elephant craft, tiger craft, and a lion craft.

These would be great crafts to go along with the book Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell or Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann.

I’m a cat person, and I think tigers are the most magnificent and beautiful cat, so the tiger craft is my favorite design. Which is your favorite?

Printable cut and paste tiger craft made from colorful orange paper.  The zoo animal craft is show with a hole punch , scissors, and glue stick.  - an example of printable fine motor crafts for kids.

zoo animal crafts and fine motor activities.  A lion craft, elephant craft, and a tiger craft.
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Forest Animal Crafts

The woodland animals craft set includes an adorable raccoon, a fox, and a deer. I can’t even choose a favorite here. Aren’t they the cutest woodland creatures around?

Woodland and forest animal crafts.  The picture includes a deer craft, a fox craft, and a racoon craft printed on colorful paper.  - an example of fun printable fine motor crafts for kids.

woodland and forest animal crafts and fine motor activities
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Printable Dinosaur Fine Motor Crafts for Kids

The set of dinosaur craft printables is my son’s favorite. Your kids can make a stegosaurus, a triceratops, and an additional dinosaur. I think the third dino looks like an apatosaurus, but my son insists I made the neck and tail much too short. I tried to tell him that the craft needed to fit on a standard piece of paper, but he wasn’t having it.

fun and easy fine motor craft printable that is assembled and colored. The printable craft activity includes templates to make a triceratops, a stegosaurus, and an diplodocus.

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dinosaur crafts and fine motor activities
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Under the Sea Crafts

You can get ready for an underwater adventure with these under the sea crafts. The set includes jellyfish, crab, shark, and sea turtle crafts. These fun sea creatures will make a great bulletin board, don’t you think?

printable fine motor crafts for kids - ocean animal crafts include a jellyfish, shark, sea turtle, and crab crafts.

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Farm Crafts for Preschoolers

If ocean creatures aren’t your thing, maybe farm animals are. I love this adorable cow, pig, and sheep in the farm crafts set. Unlike the real animals, there are no smells associated with these.

printable fine motor crafts for kids - the farm animal crafts include a cow, sheep, and pig.

farm animal crafts and fine motor activities
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Bug & Insects Fine Motor Craft Printables

These are perfect for your bug and insect theme. I can’t get enough of these cute insect activities. There is a ladybug, a butterfly, and my favorite – the bumble bee. Which is your favorite?

a ladybug, bumblebee, and butterfly printable fine motor crafts for kids - hole punch crafts

Insects Crafts and Fine Motor Activities
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Pond Animal Fine Motor Crafts for Kids

A study of pond animals is not complete without these cute pond life crafts. You will find a turtle, a duck, and a hopping cute frog. Check out the hole-punched spots on that frog.

Ribbet!

A duck, frog, and turtle printable pond craft activities are examples of fun spring crafts for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and more. An example of printable fine motor crafts for kids.

pond animal fine motor and hole punch craft for kids
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Flower Hole Punch Crafts

These gorgeous flower theme projects will make a great Mother’s Day activity. You can also use the easy spring crafts to celebrate the season. You can also use them to support your flower science activities to teach kids the parts of a flower.

three flower crafts that were printed on bright colored paper. The flower crafts help build fine motor skills and are perfect spring crafts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. An example of printable fine motor crafts for kids.

spring flowers fine motor crafts
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Easter Themed Fine Motor Activities and Craft Printables

Looking for some fun bunny activities? You’ll get a printable bunny, chick, and Easter basket in this Easter craft set. They are perfect for a spring-themed classroom activity or Easter celebration.

Easy Easter crafts for preschoolers. A printable Easter basket, Easter bunny, and a chick. An example of printable fine motor crafts for kids.

Easter Fine Motor Crafts
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Earth Day Crafts and Fine Motor Activities

April is the time to celebrate Earth Day, and I have some easy Earth Day crafts to help you recognize the occasion. Why not make a seedling, a recycling truck, or an Earth craft with your kiddos?

Examples of spring crafts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. These Earth Day crafts include a seedling, a recycling truck, and an earth as an example of printable fine motor crafts for kids..

Earth Day Fine Motor Crafts by Early Learning Ideas
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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Fine Motor Printables

These cute St. Patricks Day activities will put a smile on every leprechaun’s face. The set of printable fine motor crafts includes a leprechaun hat, a rainbow, and a shamrock. The rainbow craft can also serve double duty as a weather theme activity.

These St. Patricks day crafts are easy spring crafts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The leprechaun hat, rainbow, and shamrock are an example of easy printable fine motor crafts for kids.

St. Patricks Day Fine Motor Crafts for Kids
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Pumpkin Fine Motor Crafts

Are you looking for a fun pumpkin theme craft? Your kids can make these cute jack-o-lanterns. This set has three different pumpkin designs.

3 pumpkin printable crafts.  The jack-o-lanterns are shown on a yellow background.

halloween pumpkins fine motor craft activities for kids
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Fall Tree Crafts

Are you studying leaves and trees with your kids? This set of fall tree fine motor crafts is the perfect addition to your study. You can have so much fun making trees and leaves in many different fall colors. Oh…there is even an acorn for your kids to make too.

fall tree, acorn, and fall leaves crafts printed on orange, brown, red, and yellow paper

Fall trees, leaves, and acorn fine motor crafts activities
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Scarecrows, Crows, and Sunflower Crafts for Kids

I just love fall, so I had a blast making a set of fall-themed crafts. Wouldn’t these sunflowers, scarecrows, and crow crafts look great on a bulletin board?

sunflower craft, scarecrow craft, and a black crow craft

scarecrow, sunflower, and crow fine motor craft activites
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Bats, Spiders, and Owl Crafts Oh My!

These animal crafts are perfect for fall and Halloween. I think the spider is a little creepy, but the bat and owl are cute, don’t you think?

printable spider, bat, and owl crafts printed on grey and brown paper

Look how adorable the owls are when printed on brightly colored paper.

printable owl fine motor crafts.  There are three owls (purple, yellow, and teal)

Halloween animals fine motor crafts includes a spider craft, bat craft, and an owl craft
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Thanksgiving Fine Motor Crafts

Looking for a Thanksgiving activity for your kids? This cute turkey craft, pumpkin pie, and ear of corn are perfect to make during November.

turkey craft, pumpkin pie craft, and corn craft - examples of Thanksgiving activities for kids.

Thanksgiving crafts and fine motor activities - The set includes a printable turkey craft, a pumpkin pie craft, and an ear of corn craft.
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Gingerbread Fine Motor Crafts

I had so much fun creating these gingerbread craft printables, and they are perfect for your holiday parties and task boxes. Your kids will love making this gingerbread man, gingerbread girl, and gingerbread house.

gingerbread printable fine motor crafts with scissors, hole punch, and glue stick.  A gingerbread man, gingerbread girl, and gingerbread house crafts are shown.
printable gingerbread fine motor crafts - a gingerbread man craft, gingerbread girl craft, and gingerbread house craft
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Christmas Fine Motor Crafts

These Christmas crafts are not only great fine motor activities, but they will make beautiful decor for the holiday season. Decorate your space with this Christmas tree craft, poinsettia craft, Ruduph the Red Nosed Reindeer craft, and a stocking craft.

Printable Christmas fine motor crafts on brightly colored paper.  A stocking, Christmas tree, reindeer, and poinsettia craft are shown.
Christmas fine motor crafts - a Christmas tree, reindeer, stocking, and poinsettia craft for kids
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Winter Fine Motor Crafts

I love these cute crafts and winter fine motor activities. If you work in a public school and cannot do any Christmas crafts, these are a great alternative to celebrate the season.

Snowman Crafts

Do you need an activity to go along with Snowmen at Night or other fun winter books?? These snowmen are just the ticket.

printable snowmen crafts shown with a hole punch, scissors, and glue stick.
snowman crafts and fine motor activities
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Hot Chocolate and Mitten Crafts

One thing that I love about Christmas time in the South is that we can walk around Christmas light displays without freezing our butts off. A good mug of hot chocolate (with peppermint and marshmallows) completes the evening.

You can make a mug of hot chocolate with your kids with this printable craft set. Won’t they make a cute winter bulletin board?

printable hot chocolate crafts for kids.  The image show 3 mugs of hot cocoa with a hole punch, scissors, and a glue stick.

The set also comes with a winter hat and mitten craft. The mittens would make a great supplement for the book The Mitten. The simple mitten design is just begging to be spiced up with stickers, dot markers, or other designs.

I think they would make a great matching game as well.

mitten craft printed on blue paper and shown with a hole punch, scissors, and crayon.
The mitten and hot chocolate mug craft
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Penguin and Polar Bear Crafts

The final winter craft activity set includes two adorable wintery animals….a polar bear, and a penguin. If you kids want to get creative, they will have fun adding hats and scarves to the animals. Or, you can create a fun icy/wintery background and add the animals to create a fun winter bulletin board or mural.

printable penguin craft and polar bear craft shown with a hole punch, scissors, glue stick and three crayons.
peguin and polar bear craft
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Valentine’s Day Crafts

These love bugs are a fun and easy printable Valentine craft for your kids. The adorable bugs are perfect for a Valentine’s Day party activity or a bulletin board, or you can attach them to a Valentine’s Day box or bag.

2 love bug Valentine's Day crafts shown with crayons and a hole punch
Love Bug Valentine's Day craft and fine motor activities
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Get the Printable Fine Motor Crafts today

Well, that’s all the printable fine motor crafts I have designed so far. Please stop back, as I will update this page as I create more sets. Are you ready to get started making these fun hole punch crafts with your kids? Stop by my store to pick up the printables today.

The best option is to get a bundle. Right now, I have all the spring themed craft activities and the fall-themed craft activities together in a money-saving bundle. Plus, I have an animal bundle.

spring fine motor and hole punch crafts for kids
Fall crafts and fine motor activity BUNDELE
winter crafts and fine motor activities

You can also purchase each set individually. Here are all the sets that are available at this time.

space fine motor craft activities
printable 
dinosaur crafts and fine motor activities
Insects Crafts and Fine Motor Activities
spring flowers fine motor crafts
Earth Day Fine Motor Crafts by Early Learning Ideas
St. Patricks Day Fine Motor Crafts for Kids
Easter Fine Motor Crafts
pond animal fine motor and hole punch craft for kids
Community Helpers Crafts and Fine Motor Activities
transportation crafts for preschoolers and fine motor activities
farm animal crafts and fine motor activities
woodland and forest animal crafts and fine motor activities
zoo animal crafts and fine motor activities.  A lion craft, elephant craft, and a tiger craft.
apple crafts and fine motor activities
scarecrow, sunflower, and crow fine motor craft activites
Fall trees, leaves, and acorn fine motor crafts activities
Halloween animals fine motor crafts includes a spider craft, bat craft, and an owl craft
halloween pumpkins fine motor craft activities for kids
Thanksgiving crafts and fine motor activities - The set includes a printable turkey craft, a pumpkin pie craft, and an ear of corn craft.
printable gingerbread fine motor crafts - a gingerbread man craft, gingerbread girl craft, and gingerbread house craft
Christmas fine motor crafts - a Christmas tree, reindeer, stocking, and poinsettia craft for kids
peguin and polar bear craft
snowman crafts and fine motor activities
The mitten and hot chocolate mug craft
Love Bug Valentine's Day craft and fine motor activities

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