I could write a blurb about how great glueing down tiny pieces of paper is for fine motor skills. But the truth is that this art project was born out of desperation and wanting my kids to just sit still so I could unpack the house after a move!
Pull out those craft punches you used for scrapbooking (you know, before your kids were talking) and create a scene for kids to make. I had leaves, stars, and flowers, so we made a night sky with fall trees.
I punched out the shapes for my kids, as the punches can be quite stubborn. We used torn brown paper for the trees.
In spite of its dubious beginnings, we actually really liked this craft. We used up some leftover bits to make solar system / night sky pictures another day.