My boys are right in the ‘scissor phase’. They love cutting, and so far we have been able to keep their cutting practice limited to paper. Come to think of it, I may have been asking for trouble introducing this craft to them – but it is so cute!
We did this very cute Santa craft and practiced giving his beard a little trim. Not only is this craft adorable, but it is also a wonderful way to strengthen little hands for future writing.
This craft was great for my toddler, as the cutting was really kept to just one snip at a time – a wonderful introduction to scissors.
And an introduction to the fact that they could be used to cut hair …. Hmmm ….
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susen @Dabbling Momma says
This is great! Perfect for scissor/cutting practice!
Sure is Susen! And who wouldn’t want to snip Santa’s beard?! 🙂
Kristen Heuisler says
I have a mixed-age daycare. My three year olds just loved this craft! I modified it for my younger ones. I traced a triangle shape for the red hat and a circle for the tip of the hat so they got lots of cutting practice. I give them a cutting project once a week. Thank you!
Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing how you modified this activity Kristen.