Teaching multi skills by cutting paint samples.easy way to introduce cutting on a line. Also good because they are a little firmer than plain or construction paper so it's easier to hold them with your non-cutting hand.
I think you could also have multiple pipe cleaners coming from one number and students have to show multiple ways to add numbers to get to that number. Counting with pipe cleaners and beads. Great for fine motor development too.
*Fun Art 4 Kids: Better than grading mini portfolio assessment on cutting skills.this could come in really handy with the new evaluation system! If you really like arts and crafts a person will really like this info!