Learning to use scissors is a really hard process. A child has to have the hand strength to open and shut the scissors while co-ordinating where they are cutting. Then on top of that you have the frustration of using toddler safety scissors, which generally don’t cut anything. It can be a slow process, but it is very important for children to learn. This monster hair cutting activity is to help promote scissor skills in toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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To do your own monster hair cutting activity you will need:

  • Loo roll tubes
  • Scissors
  • Pens

Start by drawing a face onto your loo roll.

Then cut slits at the top the loo roll to create the hair. I coloured the hair strands in, but this part is totally optional.

Let your little one practise cutting the strands of hair. Safety scissors aimed at toddlers really wont work on this. We tried, and it just ended up that both of us were frustrated. Using children’s safety scissors can be a little scary, especially when you see them cutting close to their fingers, but it’s important for them to learn. Obviously this is an activity that does require adult supervision.

BB only spent about 5 minutes on this monster hair cutting activity, which I thought was rather good, as it’s rather tiring to be using all those hand muscles.

It you enjoyed this monster hair cutting activity be sure to check out my taste safe Halloween sensory tray and fizzing pumpkin experiment.

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Monster Hair Cutting Activity for toddlers and preschoolers - to help develop their scissors skills

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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