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Scissor Practice Worksheets and Art Projects

Practicing cutting develops a child’s fine motor skills and is the first pre-writing skill they learn. Set aside a few learning centers to help children gain confidence by using work sheets and some of the additional sources below.

Scissor Cutting Skills: This article explains the importance of scissor cutting and also the basics of teaching a child how to cut with scissors.

Basic Cutting Worksheets: Practice cutting along straight lines, curves and zig zags,

Advanced Cutting Worksheets: Shapes, spirals, fringes and waves.

Paint Sample Cutting: Collect a variety of paint samples and have the children practice cutting on the white lines to cut the colors apart.


Snip it Pictures: Cut little snip its squares, circles or rectangles out of construction paper to fill in the basic outline shape.

Flower Pattern
Rainbow Pattern

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