Hmmm...didn't really expect those words to come out of this mama's mouth, did ya?
Of course I love scissors. I might have an entire box of different scrapbooking scissors that make my heart flutter with delight.
But I thought it would be at least another five years before I braved the girls having scissors. (Surely I could trust an eight-year old with kindergarten scissors, right???)
That was until I discovered these amazing gems (thanks to Rebecca!) from Melissa & Doug.
And while we're still working on cutting out shapes, the girls love to practice cutting paper into strips.
And here's B, "helping" me clip coupons while her sister took an extended nap this week. She was really just practicing with the pages I'd already gone through, but she felt like such a big kid, sitting at the table, "working" beside Mommy.
These scissors are amazing. They are very blunt...I tried cutting my finger and my hair, just to test, but no blood was drawn, and no locks were lost. (The things we do for our kids, right?!) Yet the scissors still do a pretty fair job of cutting paper.
Each pack comes with two pairs of scissors, a straight edge, and a zigzag. The girls learned to cut using the straight edge, but even the zigzag has been easy for them to use.
Before I know it, the girls are going to be scrapbooking in earnest, wavy scissors and all!
I'm linking up with Julia at Pontifications of a Twin Mom, for her series, "Mama Loves". Stop by to check out what other mamas are loving!