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Scissor Skills Activity: Spoon Salon

How confident is your child with scissors? This spoon salon is a really fun scissor skills activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond!

Teach Cutting Skills With Spoons and Yarn

There is so much to love about this activity! Kids can enjoy crafting their own spoon people and then channeling their inner hair dresser to give them haircuts!

This activity helps children strengthen their fine motor skills. Yarn isn’t as easy to cut as paper, so it will take more finger strength to cut. That’s why this is such a great learning tool. It helps your child build up that finger dexterity.

If you are short on time, I’ve got you covered with a free printable version of this activity! Read on below for more info!

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Watch to See How You Can Make and Play This Scissor Skills Activity

Spoon people are so fun to make – being able to give them a haircut takes this craft and play to the next level! Kiddos can get creative and draw their own faces on the spoons. As they cut their hair, ask them to tell you what color it is, and count how many pieces of yarn they cut off. So much to learn and enjoy!

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Watch to See How You Can Make and Play This Scissor Skills Activity

Spoon people are so fun to make – being able to give them a haircut takes this craft and play to the next level! Kiddos can get creative and draw their own faces on the spoons. As they cut their hair, ask them to tell you what color it is, and count how many pieces of yarn they cut off. So much to learn and enjoy!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

A FREE Printable Version of This Scissor Skills Activity

We understand that grown ups are busy and may need a shortcut to setting up an activity like this! We got you covered with this FREE printable!

This printable is an even bigger version of this spoon salon. Kids can enjoy tracing the lines first in addition to cutting through the pattern!

For more printable activities, visit our Printable Shop. It is filled with easy to set-up activities that help strengthen early childhood education skills!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Using markers, decorate the wooden spoons with faces.

Step 2

Glue Yarn on the top of the spoons as hair. For a fast dry, grown ups can use hot glue!

Step 3

Ask your child to give the spoon people a hair cut. Use toddler scissors for first-time cutters, or sharper ones for preschoolers and beyond. For a full list of our favorite supplies, visit our Arts and Craft Supply List.

Step 4

Optional: Print out the free haircut-themed printable and do another fun scissors activity.

Step 1

Using markers, decorate the wooden spoons with faces.

Step 2

Glue Yarn on the top of the spoons as hair. For a fast dry, grown ups can use hot glue!

Step 3

Ask your child to give the spoon people a hair cut. Use toddler scissors for first-time cutters, or sharper ones for preschoolers and beyond. For a full list of our favorite supplies, visit our Arts and Craft Supply List.

Step 4

Optional: Print out the free haircut-themed printable and do another fun scissors activity.

Educational Benefits of The Spoon Salon

This scissor skills activity can teach so much more than just how to cut!

As a child strengthens their scissor skills, they are simultaneously strengthening their fine motor skills. These are the small muscles in the hands and fingers that will help kids accomplish many life skills including writing, buttoning, zipping, and so much more.

You can also explore emotions with this activity. Kids can learn about emotional awareness by drawing different feelings on the spoons. Make one spoon look sad, another one look happy, and so on.

If you have older children, you can help them learn how to braid by braiding the yarn on the spoons.

Educational Benefits of The Spoon Salon

This scissor skills activity can teach so much more than just how to cut!

As a child strengthens their scissor skills, they are simultaneously strengthening their fine motor skills. These are the small muscles in the hands and fingers that will help kids accomplish many life skills including writing, buttoning, zipping, and so much more.

You can also explore emotions with this activity. Kids can learn about emotional awareness by drawing different feelings on the spoons. Make one spoon look sad, another one look happy, and so on.

Store-Bought Scissor Skills Activities

Here are my top picks for scissor skill products you can buy!

Scissor Skills Workbook

This set includes 3 workbooks all about scissor skills. Each book includes a pair of scissors!

Apple Picking Game

This unique game includes magnetic apples that can be picked from the tree using a scooper scissor!

Travel-Size Cutting Book

This small book is packed with scissor skills activities for children as young as 2 years old!

Decorative Scissors

This fun set of scissors comes with 6 designs of patterns for decorating paper crafts!

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