Hair Salon Setup to Practice Scissor Skills

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Kids always love Scissor skill Activities! Here is an Easy DIY Set up that you can make for your kids with Paper Cups.  This activity is great for Fine motor Skills, Especially for young kids.

papercut dool salon setup scissor practice

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Significance of Scissor Skills Activities

Scissors skills can be extremely important for kids for a variety of reasons. Practicing scissor skills can help them develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

When kids are able to use their hands properly and efficiently, it helps them in many ways, both inside and outside of the classroom. Scissors play an important role in cutting paper, fabrics, ropes and other materials..

DIY Hair Salon Setup

  • Preparation time: 10 min (to make 3 dolls)
  • Activity time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cleaning time: almost no time

paper doll to practice scissor skill

As we all know, Young kids love cutting activities and want to do it over and over again. This is a simple Activity that any kid who has mastered basic cutting motion will enjoy.

How to make Paper Cup Dolls?

The paper cup dolls are so adorable and easy to make. Watch the video to see how I made a few slits and turned it into a beautiful paper doll.

I used sharpie permanent markers to draw the dress and face. You can also skip the dress part and just add face features and make the job much easier.

So here are our Paper cup dolls with extremely long hair and needs to be trimmed. Let the little barber pick the dolls and give them an awesome haircut. Add some money to make the Game interesting!

Papercup dolls for haircut

What Scissors is perfect for the activity?

The paper cups are usually very thick and so Toddler safe scissors will not work. My little one is using a craft scissor here. Here is a video of her cutting the paper parts and practicing her scissor skills.


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papercup dolls cutting practice

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