DLTK's Holiday Crafts for Kids
Father's Day Scissor Skills Project
© by Leanne Guenther
This is a great project to use when you are first introducing
a child to scissors. It requires single "snips" only.
Our younger cousin Sierra (age 4) did this -- great job!!
You can make this appropriate for older children (kindergarten
and up) by asking them to fill their templates with a particular
type of shape (squares, rectangles, triangles, polygons, etc).
- children's scissors.
- construction paper -- you can prechoose the color or
let the kids pick their own
- paper and printer
- ADULT: print template of choice or make your own.
- ADULT: Cut the construction paper into long, one inch wide
strips (you can cut fast, they don't have to be perfect)
- show the child how to hold their scissors.
- let the child snip off pieces from the strips of construction paper...
as the children get older, you can ask them to try to snip perfect squares,
but to begin with, just let them snip away
- Either squeeze the glue onto the template for the child or squeeze
some into a margarine container lid and give the child a q-tip or popsicle
stick to spread the glue themselves. .
- Let the child fill the template with the snipped pieces -- don't
worry that they go over the lines.
- Let dry.
- ADULT: cut out the shape along the dark line (you should be
able to turn the page over and see the dark black line through the back
of the paper).
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Printable version of these instructions