10 Fun Ways to Practice Scissor Skills
Do your kids enjoy using their scissors as much as ours do? Have they ever used used those scissors on something they shouldn’t (sibling’s hair or clothing)? Let them get that cutting energy out on something besides hair and clothes with these ten fun items. 🙂
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Scissor skills is an important skill for children but is best practiced on something besides a sibling’s hair or article of clothing. 😉 Below are ten of our favorite objects to cut that will keep your little ones excited about using scissors.
When can you introduce scissors to your child?
You know your child best but many children begin to use scissors around the age of two years.
What type of scissors are best?
What type of objects can be used to practice scissor skills?
1. Glittered Pom Poms
This is great for practicing fine motor skills and may be best suited for the more experienced cutters. The kids always have a blast cutting the little glitter strands off and then once they’ve cut them off, they can use them as glitter and sprinkle them on artwork.
2. Cupcake Liners
Children can cut up different colored cupcake liners and then practice sorting them by color. Our little ones love this activity!
Again, available in a variety of colors and is an affordable option as well.
4. Fresh Herbs
This is a great sensory activity as well. You could use fresh herbs or even plants from your yard for this activity. Once the herbs or plants have been used to practice scissor skills, they could be used as a mix-in for homemade herb playdough. It smells divine!!
This will keep the little ones busy for a LONG time!
6. Tissue Paper
Something just about everyone has at home and the perfect item to use to practice those scissor skills.
7. Old Artwork
Have a few old pieces of artwork that could be re-used? Take those watercolor paintings or shaving cream artwork, cut them up, and turn them into a fun mosaic!
8. Construction Paper
The classic construction paper. Perfect for the beginner just starting to practice their scissor skills.
9. Washi Tape
Washi tape comes in so many fun patterns and colors and is perfect for cutting. Regular tape would work just fine too but we’re a bit partial to washi tape. 🙂 This is our favorite brand.
This just might be one of our favorite items to cut! In fact, playdough is one of our favorite activities in general. You could either use store-bought playdough or make up a batch of your own homemade playdough. Either way, this is the perfect item to practice those scissor skills!
What does your little one like to cut when practicing their scissor skills? Let us know in the comment section below!
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