“ Brand: Roseart / Type: Craft Supplies „
Plastic scissors with a cute little duck on them. Very easy to see why the kids like stuff like this. Colourful and much more interesting then mum's scissors. Needless to say a lot safer as well.
The plastic safety blade allows the kids to learn how to use scissors without the parents having a heart attack watching over them. The handle is shaped to allow little hands to grasp the properly. As the plastic blades cut through the paper they make what I can only discribe as a cutting sound.
The box says that the scissors are suitable for children aged 3 years and up, however at 3 my little man was still trying to eat them half the time.
Usage is a bit limited due to the plastic blades as they can't cut through anything thicker then two sheets of normal printer paper. The only reason this caused a problem for us is that I had gone to Hoby Craft and bought him a pack of coloured construction paper. He would still try to cut it but this would sometimes result in the scissors getting stuck or ripping the paper.
Another thing that limits the usage is the within a year or so the kids want big kid scissors as they're not babies anymore! :(
I bought these for around £3 but I've seen them recently for about £2. They come in other designs such as shark and gel grip.
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For £3 off Amazon, I didn't expect these scissors to be anything too special. I thought they'd make a few cheap quacking sounds and cut a bit of paper in the shabby manner that kiddie's scissors usually do. The grandson is mad about ducks, so I thought these were a brilliant buy that he'd be really keen on.
When they arrived, he was indeed keen on them. He was as impressed as I had been that they make scissors shaped like ducks that quack as you cut. He tried them out and found that they fitted on his hands okay, although they were a tad on the big size and my fingers actually fitted into them. He tried to quack them and they were really effective at that and made a good loud quack, quack, quack sound when they were opened up.
Then we tried to cut a piece of paper with them. The grandson sat struggling and I watched as the paper kept runching up. I thought maybe there was a knack to it, so I asked if I could try. I tried several different angles, but I couldn't get them to cut anything either!
On opening them up I realised that there were basically just blunt plastic. There's a small section of the scissors that is sharpened, but it's right up the back end of the scissors. I discovered that I could only cut with these if I opened the scissors as wide as they could go and push the edge of thin paper right down into it. Even then, the scissors only made a cut of a couple of centimetres long and not all the way down the blade.
These are such a good idea but we were really disappointed that they don't cut properly. There's no way a young child could be expected to master such a difficult pair of scissors, and they are aimed at three years and over. I would rather have paid an extra £2 or £3 for these and got the great design and quacking feature but with a sharper and better aligned blade that actually cuts things.
Scissors have a safety blade and makes noise as you cut.