Children's Lesson for cutting easily
Cutting simplified for any age!
|Cutting made easy: Tips and tricks for using scissors|
Children of all ages need to learn how to use scissors to cut easily and safely. Children can get frustrated with craft projects if they do not turn out as well as they expect or if they have difficulty in cutting out the craft pieces. You can teach children to use scissors safely and to get the results they would really like with ease:
CUTTING THE INSIDE OF A CIRCLE or any piece not connected to an outer edge just takes one small bit of information to get you going easily. Often children will try to poke the scissors into the place that needs to be cut out. Blunt scissors just dent or rip the paper. But using this method, anyone can use even blunt scissors to get it cut out easily.
Instructions for cutting
out a center piece:
CUTTING INSIDE CORNERS AND EVEN SHARPER CORNERS can be a bane for children. Often children want to just turn the scissors when they get to a pivot point and keep on going. The pivot point is where the cutting line changes direction sharply. This can result in either a rounded corner that might not work well with the craft, or a torn corner, or torn project.
Show your children how to cut these corners like magic!
1. A STRATEGY FOR CUTTING: LOOK at the whole thing first. SEE which inside corner you are going to cut. Cut the corners first!
2. Any inside corner will have at least two lines that come together at a point. Choose which corner you will do first. Cut along one of the lines that goes all the way into the corner.
2. Pull your scissors out after you have reached the corner.
3. Move your scissors along the outside edge of the paper closer to the other line that needs to be cut. Cut along the line until this cut meets the first cut you made.
4. The corner piece should fall out. If not, look to see if you didn't get all the way to the corner with your first cut and give it a little added cut.
5. Now choose the next corner to be cut and cut it in the same way. Do this for all the corners.
6. When all the corners are cut, you can more easily cut off all the other pieces!
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Sunday School Resources FOR KIDS
from the Sunday School Director of Christian Education of Faith Congregational Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois
©2011 Jo Dibbern
Activities and crafts for Children's Religious Education, Christian Education, Sunday School and Home School