AUTOPLAY
Scissor Skills For Youngest Learners
9 steps
Hello!
What you’ll need
Scissors
Paper
Shapes Templates (Optional)
Let’s first practice drawing some shapes: circle, square, triangle ...
1. 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!
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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?
9. Artist Romare Bearden used scissors to cut paper for this collage. What shapes can you find?
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Thanks!