There’s nothing like a cool scissors practice craft to help your child develop essential kindergarten (and life) skills! If you’ve tried out my cutting practice sensory bin, this as a wonderful follow up activity, especially for the beauty-obsessed preschooler. Disclosure: this post contains commissioned links and images.
Do you have a child that loves to cut hair but you don’t want them practicing their beauty shop skills on their younger siblings? This is an easy and fast way to let kids get their fill of cutting “hair” in an inexpensive and appropriate way.
It is also fun for them to use their creativity with various colors and different hair styles. This may seem simple, but kids LOVE it and will spend a lot of time playing beauty shop.
And there’s a bonus perk: scissors skills! This fun cutting craft doubles as a scissors skills activity. Not only can your preschooler practice while cutting the fringe, but cutting the bangs presents another fun fine motor challenge.
And maybe, just maybe, he’ll stop cutting his little sister’s bangs.
What you need for this scissors practice craft:
Scissors – look for safety scissors for young kids
How to make this scissors practice craft:
Step 1. Use the pen to draw a face on the piece of white paper. From the top of the forehead to the chin should be about 8 inches. From the top of the forehead to the middle of the eyes should be about 3 inches.
Step 2. Take a piece of construction paper and fold a flap that is 3 ½ – 4 inches. (These are the bangs.)
Step 3. Let your child cut out and color the face.
Step 4. Trim the edges of the paper so it is rounded and looks more like a head of hair.
Step 5. Make cuts in the construction paper flap to create hair in the bangs. You can allow your child to do this part too!
Step 6. Use some double sided tape to secure the face to the hair.
Step 7. Let your child give her client a haircut!
Granted, it won’t grow back, but does it really matter?
What are your favorite scissors practice crafts for preschoolers? Comment below!
Loved this? Check out the cutting practice crafts and activities below (click on the image for the tutorial):
School Bus Sensory Bottle Cutting Craft