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The Perfect Scissors for Arts & Crafts with Kids

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Arts and crafts are a fun and creative way to spend time, and at some point, you’re going to need scissors for a project. For kids, this can be concerning since you don’t want your children or students to accidentally hurt themselves with scissors that are too sharp. In this case, a small pair of safety scissors is the best option.

These craft scissors come in assorted colors and feature an asymmetrical handle so that both right- and left-handed children can use them. They’re designed for use on paper and fabric.

These kids’ craft scissors feature soft-grip handles that are gentle on hands and come in an assorted three-pack. Note that these scissors are designed for use on paper and foam.

The Fiskars kids’ craft scissors have an ergonomic design to reduce pressure on hands and can be used by children as young as 4 years old. The handles come in a variety of colors.

These kids’ craft scissors have an ergonomic grip that accommodates right- and left-handed children. These scissors are only designed to cut paper and they leave cool, funky designs along the edges.

You’ll get four pairs of training scissors that are designed to be used by children as young as 3 years old. Note that they only work on paper and cards.

Expert Commentary

Kids’ scissors are a good way to help your child develop fine motor skills while also doing something fun. The options here are safe for little hands and good for developing those skills.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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