Scissor Skills For Youngest Learners
Scissors
Paper
Shapes Templates (Optional)
Let’s first practice drawing some shapes: circle, square, triangle ...
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Diamond (or Rhombus in math), rectangle ... and shapes of your own!
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Now let’s practice how to hold your scissors. The round hole is for your thumb and goes on top!
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Be extra careful when carrying scissors: always hold the blades pointing down inside a closed fist.
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Now practice cutting out a shape. It helps to cut away the extra paper and then cut out the shape.
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Practice cutting another shape. Remember to first cut away the extra paper and then cut the shape.
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With a circle, try using your free hand to move the paper, while the scissors do the cutting.
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Practice cutting lots of shapes! Geometric shapes like rectangles and organic shapes like clouds.
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Artist Romare Bearden used scissors to cut paper for this collage. What shapes can you find?
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