Silly Scissor Haircuts Activity + Scissor Safety Printable

I love trying out fun activities with my kids. My three-year-old daughter recently started asking if she could use scissors. So, I thought of a fun way for her to practice her scissor skills, with the silly scissor haircuts activity. I wanted to also take the opportunity to emphasize how to safely use scissors, which is why I created the free scissor safety printable.

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Scissor Safety Printable

I love trying out fun activities with my kids. My three-year-old daughter recently started asking if she could use scissors. So, I thought of a fun way for her to practice her scissor skills, with the silly scissor haircuts activity. I wanted to also take the opportunity to emphasize how to safely use scissors, which is why I created the free scissor safety printable.

Click here to get your free scissor safety printable PDF.

Here are the scissor safety rules I used:

1. Select safe, child-friendly scissors for kids.

2. Always supervise children when they are using scissors.

3. Model how to hold the scissors and keep fingers and body out of the way. Then, help your child get an appropriate grip on the scissors.

4. Reinforce scissors are only for cutting paper, crafts, or other approved materials from an adult.

5. It’s best to sit while using scissors. The adult can carry them point facing down, while walking.

Click here to get your free scissor safety printable PDF.

Silly Scissor Haircuts Activity

For the activity, you will need to gather the following materials:

To view the silly scissors activity for kids, watch the video below.

Here are the steps for the silly scissor haircuts activity:

1. Cut vertical lines 2/3 of the way down the paper roll, all the way around.

2. Draw a face on each roll.

3. Review scissor safety with your child.

4. Allow your child to practice giving the paper rolls haircuts.

We hope you enjoy this silly scissor haircuts activity as much as we did!

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  1. We use to do a LOT of scissor skills practice and now my 4 year old is a pro ! He loves to use scissors and can independently just use them whenever so I'll have to show him this craft ! He will love it :)
    • Lol, yes, my toddler loves scissors too. But I hope with this activity I can teach her the right way to use them. :)

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