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Follow Your Heart – Valentine’s Scissor Practice

Valentine’s Scissor Skills DIY Cutting Cards

These DIY Cutting cards are super simple to create and make a great busy bag idea for Valentine’s!

Looking for other DIY cutting cards? Check out Halloween Scissor Skills DIY Cutting Cards and Thanksgiving Cutting Activity

Here’s how to create Follow Your Heart Cutting Cards!

Cut an average piece of construction paper in three equal rectangles.

Place about four heart stickers all along the card in random spots.

Draw straight lines, angled lines and curved lines connecting the heart stickers like a path. When creating the lines connecting the hearts keep in mind your child’s cutting ability. Then let me 4 year old choose a pair of scissors to use.

Model Model Model

This is the first time we have done structured cutting activity like this. In the past I would just let her cut any way she wanted.

So before this activity I modeled how to cut along the curved and angled lines.

I showed her how to hold the paper and move it so that she could cut properly. She picked up on how to do it quite quickly and finished the card I made and asked to do more!

Variety of Scissors

I gave her five different pairs of scissors (some of these scissor came with more than one type).

  1. Maped Kidicut Safety Scissors
  2. BCP 3 Pieces Safety Paper Cutting Scissors
  3. Westcott Right or Left Handed Kids Scissors
  4. School Smart Loop Scissors

Some I already knew would work easily and others that would be a challenge. I then let her explore the different pairs to find the ones she liked the best.

Also check out The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Scissor Skills for more helpful tips!

Supplies

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