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Are safety scissors safe?

DD and I are starting to do more cut and glue work. She's turning 3 this month so I do all the cutting. I think she has the hand coordination to do it herself but I don't want her to get hurt. I can't recall the last time I've seen or used safety scissors. Are they safe enough for a 3 yr old?

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Asked by jus1jess at 11:50 AM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • yes they are safe, heck you can even get them with plastic blades

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 11:52 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Get blunt ended scissors and for my children the ones by Fiskars were the easiest to use. But at that age, she'll still need supervision. But it is a great teach opportunity as in what she can and cannot cut.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:52 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I would say at that age, she could use safety scissors with supervision.

    Answer by mommy11260 at 11:53 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • She should be fine at 3. My kids used them at 2 I think. When they first started, my kids liked to cut fringe on paper. I would give them a full sheet of paper and they would make fringe all around the edges. I didn't tell them to do this, I just gave them scissors and paper.

    Answer by mompam at 11:56 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • They could still be slightly dangerous but she should have no problems using them with supervision. The biggest issue being poking yourself in the eyes but if you are there then she will be fine.

    Answer by Melbornj at 11:59 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • They're totally safe if you get the rounded edge plastic ones. Otherwise, just supervise her until she gets the idea to not cut her finger hehe My daughter has been using safety scissors since she was two and now uses regular scissors with me next to her. She does really great :)

    Answer by paganpiratemama at 12:58 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • the plastic ones dont cut well enough to really give a little one a chance to learn proper scissor control. the fiskars ones are best!!!

    Answer by catngabsmom at 11:28 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

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