Learning how to use scissors correctly is such an important skill. The activities below are great ways for kids to practice their scissor skills, and they are so much fun that kids don’t even realise they are learning.
1. Snipping Sammy Scissors from Laly Mom
Use a cardboard roll, such as a paper towel roll or toilet paper roll, and use scissors to turn it into Sammy Scissors. Kids will love giving him a haircut.
2. Flower scissor skills craft from Sugar Aunts
These bright flowers are made by using scissors to snip the edges of cupcake liners. Kids can practice their scissor skills by trying to cut along the lines, and then stopping at the fold of the liner.
3. Slime ribbons scissors activity from Homegrown Friends
To set up this super fun activity, first make some homemade slime, then place a rack over the table. Put the slime on top of the rack, and watch as the slime starts to fall through the holes, creating slime ribbons. Kids can then practice their scissor skills by snipping the slime ribbons as they fall.
4. Dot and cut scissor skills from Powerful Mothering
This fun activity involves kids first painting dots and drawing lines on blank pieces of paper, which can then be used as a guide for cutting.
5. Watermelon scissor skills and paper plate craft from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Cut a plain paper plate in half, get the kids to colour it green, then they can cut up pink pieces of paper for the inside. This is a great way for kids to practice their cutting skills without any guides.
6. What is hiding in the grass cutting activity from School Time Snippets
Print out a picture (it can be anything you like) and attach a sheet of green paper cut into vertical strips, glued at the bottom. Children can then cut the grass with a pair of scissors to find what is hiding in the grass.
7. Spring tulip name puzzle from How Wee Learn
To make this name puzzle, just draw a tulip, or any flower you prefer, onto a piece of paper, and divide it into as many sections as you need for your child’s name by drawing a mixture of zig zag and straight lines. Your child can then practice their scissor skills by cutting along the lines. If your child is old enough you could even get them to draw their own flower.
8. Paper bag jellyfish craft fro No Time For Flash Cards
Turn brown paper bags into these cute jellyfish. Kids can paint the paper bags, then use scissors to cut the tentacles.
9. Improving scissor skills with play dough from Sugar Aunts
This activity is so simple, involving only scissors and play dough, but it’s a huge hit with kids. If your child needs guides to help them know where to cut, roll the play dough into a snake like shape and use the blades of the scissors to press lines into the play dough. Kids can then cut along the lines.
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