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Melissa & Doug Child-Safe Scissor Set

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  • Set of two child-safe scissors
  • Suitable for righties and lefties
  • Each pair has a different cutting style: zigzag or straight
  • Includes a handy storage pouch
  • Great for motor-skills development
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Paper Size: Set of 2

Product Description

Two pairs of craft scissors safely cut paper in either straight or zigzag lines--for both lefties and righties! They won't cut clothing or hair. Packaged in a plastic storage pouch for easy clean up.

From the Manufacturer

Melissa & Doug toys are designed to nurture creativity and imagination.  From classic wooden toys to creative crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug's products inspire exploration and enrich children's lives in a way that's as engaging as playtime itself! Since the Company's founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative children’s products with a commitment to uncompromising quality, safety, service and value. Well-designed, durable playthings should be accessible to all, and Melissa & Doug strives to foster wonder and a lifelong love of learning in children throughout the world.

Product Information

Paper Size:Set of 2

Technical Details

Brand Name Melissa & Doug
Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 8 x 4 x 1 inches
Item model number 4224
Batteries 4224 Lithium ion batteries required.
Color multicolor
Material Type Plastic
Number of Items 1
Size 3 years-and UP
Sheet Size Set of 2
Manufacturer Part Number 4224

Additional Information

ASIN B000VNVVK4
Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 236 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #28,247 in Office Products (See top 100)
#1,062 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys > Art & Creativity
#2,165 in Toys & Games > Arts & Crafts
Shipping Weight 0.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available November 22, 2004

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Paper Size: Set of 2 Verified Purchase
These are fantastic toddler scissors -- they really do NOT cut hair/skin and seem to cut paper well. The zig-zag ones are a bit more challenging, but my 20 mo. old still likes them even though he ends up saying "blue better."
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Paper Size: Set of 2 Verified Purchase
I bought this plastic scissor set for my 25 month old to start her out on cutting paper. The straight edged pair (blue ones) were so easy to use and it cuts clean lines. The only problem is the zig-zag pair ( red ones), the blades stick together and that makes it extremely difficult for me to cut with let alone my daughter, but it does cut pretty lines once you get it to work!
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Paper Size: Set of 2 Verified Purchase
My 3 yr old wanted to use scissors so I bought these for him. They cut paper very well and so far don't cut anything else. They are especially great because what ever the 3 yr old does the 1.5 yr old wants to do too. I know he can safely explore with these and won't get cut. So far they seem quite sturdy too.
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It's true that these don't cut fabric or hair. It's also true that they barely cut paper! And they sure can cut skin and tongues if you're not careful. The zig-zag ones are totally frustrating and not worth it, and the straight bladed ones only cut if I sit there and hold the paper taut for my son-- and he is using them correctly, holding them straight, etc. Even I have trouble using them well. If I have to sit there and assist in every minute of his cutting anyway, I'll just let him use real kid scissors that actually work, so we can both stop being frustrated. A great idea-- I really wanted to like these and the glitter is really cute-- but unfortunately a lemon.
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Paper Size: Set of 2 Verified Purchase
these work about as well as one might expect for plastic scissors. A bit finicky, but somewhat necessary for three-year-olds who want to try cutting clothing or their siblings.

However, I was expecting two straight-edged pair for my twins, but turns out one pair is zigzag. Should have read the description. I'm going to try a different brand anyway to see if anyone really makes good plastic scissors (not optimistic.)

The four star review is just based on the cutting ability of the scissors themselves, which is merely ok.

--- update ---

also bought a pair of Fiskars 94057097J Pre-School Plastic Blade Scissors, which are not really much better.

I think semi-supervised cutting with normal metal-bladed preschool scissors might be best for teaching kids to cut (paper).

plastic scissors really are just toys...
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I usually LOVE Melissa and Doug products. However I'm a review junky, and these are NOT one of my favorites! My daughters hands ( she's 2 1/2) are small but struggles to fit with these. They don't cut very well even when I used them, but maybe that's the point?! For only a couple bucks I guess it's worth building up their hand muscles and hand and eye coordination?! Wouldn't spend a lot !
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Paper Size: Set of 2
These scissors are definitely safe for little hands, but are frustrating to both parents and children because they don't cut well at all. Work great with play-doh.
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I am sorry to say that I am not 100% sold on these scissors. I, as the mother, can use them just fine - but a small child that is learning, they are very difficult to use, due to the fact that they are not sharp whatsoever. I appreciate that they are safe - the main reason that I bought them, but my son has a really hard time cutting them, as the paper, instead of cutting, just turns flat with the scissors as they close...which doesn't cut the paper.
It is fun if my son wants me to cut something with a wavy line with the other scissors, and we pretend an alligator is eating the paper - other than that, I wish they cut better or had a better/bigger grip area for him to get better leverage on them. Still a HUGE M&D fan...I have too many other amazing things from them not to be :P
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