My 4 yo wanted to do “big girl crafts” when we were home alone. So she wrote the text and drew a princess, I cut the motive with a surgeon’s knife (do they gave a specific name in English? ), she picked the colours, and then we printed the cool shopping bags.
I like using coloured but transparent plastic folders that I cut up and cut the motive out on before attaching it to the frame with sticky tape: i find they make it easier to find the right spot when you use many colours than either paper (can’t see through) or clear transparent sheets (hard to see were the cut is). Obviously now we stuck to a simple two colour motive where none of this really mattered but I wanted to illustrate the idea to my daughter as well. So these are the tools we used (+canvas paint):
My 4 yo did well but she had to focus so hard and wait a fair while when I was looking for the equipment and cleaning the tools that at the end she didn’t want to do it anymore. Earlier we printed shopping bags with apple halves, and that was a lot easier and quicker, more suitable to younger children. For even younger ones, as long as one uses the canvas paints, let’s it dry and then irons the paint on, even hand printing should work (even though we’ve only done it on paper)