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Paper Plate Haircuts

Help children develop their scissor skills with this simple activity.

Materials Needed: 

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Marker

What to do: 

Use a round paper plate, if not cut out a circle using thick cardboard. 

Draw a face. 


Using scissors the child gives a haircut to the paper plate person. 

Hints and Tips:

  • Use coloured paper plates.
  • Draw different faces. 
  • Try other mediums instead of paper plates e.g. paper bag, toilet rolls, etc.
  • Have the children draw and decorate the face. 
  • Colour hair by sticking crepe paper on the style, before cutting. 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Uses a pair of scissors
    Has a clear hand preference 

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

Created On October 31, 2023 Last modified on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
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