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July 20, 2008

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Kathy Fagundes

Love this idea with a 2 & 3 year old in the house.

Alex Daley

I have also made use of the old computer paper. You know the paper that has two sides that you need to tear off with all the holes in them. These make great cutting strips with the holes marking where to make the next cut. I love your blog. Thanks.

Pecos Blue

This is just what I am looking for. Thank you for the ideas.

Ginnette

I made this for my kids, a 2 and 4 year old. I barely had this on the shelf for 30 seconds! My 2 year old LOVE it! Once she cut up the strips we put them in a little bag and I have it on the art shelf for her to make a collage when she wishes to.
By the way, I had no idea about that special glue bottle or glue cap you mentioned in the gluing post. I am investing on that today!

Michie

My daughter is 3 1/2 and also enjoys cutting. A few months ago I made a "cutting box" for her, tossing in pieces of paper with different textures, colors, and patterns. I like the idea of having some strips ready to go for her - she loves to cut too and would probably enjoy this!

Michie

My daughter is 3 1/2 and also enjoys cutting. A few months ago I made a "cutting box" for her, tossing in pieces of paper with different textures, colors, and patterns. I like the idea of having some strips ready to go for her - she loves to cut too and would probably enjoy this!

Michie

My daughter is 3 1/2 and also enjoys cutting. A few months ago I made a "cutting box" for her, tossing in pieces of paper with different textures, colors, and patterns. I like the idea of having some strips ready to go for her - she loves to cut too and would probably enjoy this!

Michie

My daughter is 3 1/2 and also enjoys cutting. A few months ago I made a "cutting box" for her, tossing in pieces of paper with different textures, colors, and patterns. I like the idea of having some strips ready to go for her - she loves to cut too and would probably enjoy this!

Wilma Kelly

Hi Laura,

We just read your blog and enjoyed hearing about the things you
planned for the boys on your 'road trip' to Iowa City. What a great
job you did preparing the boys for their long ride. It's nice you
have some activities left for the trip to Des Moines.

We also enjoy hearing about the things you are making for your classroom. What lucky children will be there to enjoy all your efforts!! We'll talk to you later.

Love, Mom and Dad

Michelle

Very organized way to encourage cutting! Do you happen to have a copy of the cutting sheet available to download or do you draw the lines and copy/cut them?

Amber

Hi! I have just recently subscribed to your blog :) I loved this post! In fact I immediately grabbed my materials and made us a set of this cutting strips! My little man is 2 1/2 and has just graduated to "real" scissors (kid safe ones of course) and is loving it. I had observed that he was snipping all the way around a piece of paper so I had started giving him smaller bits but I think these will be *perfect* - thanks!

Sarah

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your blog. I am a homeschooler with a new interest in Montessori and I love to read about others and their ideas. We have this activity a lot for my new cutter (aka 2 yr old), reminds me I should get it all out again for him to see/use

Lindart

Any suggestions on how to keep the little ones who are just cutting snippets away from the pieces with lines and zig zags that they also cut into snippets? A never ending problem in my class, and I spend so much time making the ones with lines and zig zags just to see them in snippets. I think this year I will put each different set into a drawer, and the child will know which drawer/s he can choose from. Perhaps if the other ones are out of sight, they won't choose them.

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