Cutting Skills - Shapes

Preschoolers can practice their scissor control with our simple cutting skills shapes worksheets.  We have black and white versions for them to decorate or that you can print on coloured paper, or coloured versions.  When the shapes have been cut out you could use them for size or colour sorting activities.

Cutting a Flower

Cutting a Flower

Children can practice their cutting skills with this pretty flower shape. Cut out a whole bunch and colour them in, and decorate the classroom or kitchen with them.

Cutting a Spiral

Cutting a Spiral

Cutting a spiral takes concentration but it is fun - especially if you print this out using coloured paper or card. Encourage the children to cut very carefully for a perfect spiral...

Cutting an Owl 1

Cutting an Owl 1

This if the first - and simplest - of three scissor skills worksheets which ask children to cut out the shape of an owl and trace over his features. It's such a fun way to practise cutting out, and there's tracing and possibly colouring involved too.

Cutting an Owl 3

Cutting an Owl 3

Here is our third cutting shapes owl worksheet. It is still a relatively simple shape for the kids to cut out, but they will need to go very carefully around the ears. Trace the eyes and then colour the body in and put your owl out on display...

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Acorn

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Acorn

Although the outline of the acorn on our cutting skills worksheet is simple enough for children to have a go at, it is still instantly recognisable! You could print this page onto light brown paper or card and make an acorn display...

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Bonfire

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Bonfire

Autumn is the season of falling leaves and bonfires, so I included this cutting shape in our Autumn section - but of course it may be useful for Bonfire Night and Fourth of July too. Print it out onto flam-coloured paper for a fun cutting activity.

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Leaf

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Leaf

Children can challenge themselves to cut out this delicate leaf shape. They will need to approach it slowly and carefully! You could print the page onto red, yellow and orange paper and make a pretty autumn leaf display.

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Pumpkin

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Pumpkin

Print out this scissor skills worksheet onto white or orange paper, and let your child practise cutting out the pumpkin shape. Cut it out just for fun or use it for a craft or sticking activity.

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Scarecrow

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Scarecrow

This is a slightly tricky shape to cut out, but once your child has managed it, he or she can have fun adding some features to the scarecrow!

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Squirrel

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Squirrel

This lovely squirrel is sure to be a favourite with the kids, and his simple, square shape and lines make him relatively easy to cut out if you take it slowly. You could print the page on grey or brown paper and then make a display with the squirrels.

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Tractor

Cutting Autumn Shapes - Tractor

This satisfying tractor shape would look great printed out onto red, blue or green card. Once the tractor is cut out, get your child to sign his name and put it on display!

Cutting Circles

Cutting Circles

Practice cutting circles with these printables. Use the coloured sheet for cutting and sticking and the black and white for colouring in before cutting out - or perhaps for printing onto different colours of paper and card.

Cutting Fringes

Cutting Fringes

Here's some tricky cutting practice for the kids! Each printable asks the children to cut out two fringes.

Cutting Halloween Shapes - Bat

Cutting Halloween Shapes - Bat

Children wil need careful cutting skillsto cut out this bat, making sure to get the scallops on his body and the points of his ears right!

Cutting Hearts

Cutting Hearts

Children can practice their cutting skills with this heart printable. Cut three hearts in different sizes - the smallest being the trickiest.

Cutting Hearts 2

Cutting Hearts 2

Here's a lovely big outline of a heart for the kids to cut out, following carefully along the dotted lines. Print onto coloured paper for variety.

Cutting Pentagons

Cutting Pentagons

Combine some scissor practice with learning about shapes - in this case, pentagons. Choose from a black and white printable which can be printed onto coloured paper, and a primary colour version.

Cutting Rectangles

Cutting Rectangles

Learn about rectangles and practise cutting skills at the same time. You can print our black and white worksheet onto coloured paper, or choose the pre-coloured version below.

Cutting Shapes

Cutting Shapes

This cutting skills printable doubles up as a useful shape exercise as your children cut out a rectangle, circle, square and triangle.

Cutting Shapes - Apple

Cutting Shapes - Apple

Print out our apple cutting shape printable onto red, green or yellow paper - or onto white, for the kids to colour in once they have cut the apple out. It will take some careful cutting to negotiate the stalk!

Cutting Shapes - Pear

Cutting Shapes - Pear

It's fun to practice scissor skills with our cutting shapes worksheets. This one features a pear, with a short stalk and separate leaf to cut out.

Cutting Shapes 2

Cutting Shapes 2

Here are a variety of interesting shapes for the kids to cut out ,including an arrow, star, cross and cog. They are quite tricky, so not for beginners! Print the black and white version onto interesting coloured paper, or choose the primary coloured version below.

Cutting Spring Shapes - Bird

Cutting Spring Shapes - Bird

Here's a lovely easy bird shape for the kids to practice their cutting skills on. It's even more fun if you print the page onto coloured paper or card! When the outline has been cut out, punch out the eye or glue on a button...

Cutting Spring Shapes - Daffodil

Cutting Spring Shapes - Daffodil

Print out this worksheet onto yellow paper and the kids can have a go at cutting out the daffodil shape. Add an orange circle in the centre and put them on display!

Cutting Spring Shapes - Flowers

Cutting Spring Shapes - Flowers

Children can practise their cutting skills on these spring flower shapes - a daffodil and a tulip. Colour them in when they are done!

Cutting Spring Shapes Tulip

Cutting Spring Shapes Tulip

If you print out this cutting skills worksheet onto brightly coloured paper, you can make a pretty display of spring tulips with the finished product!

Cutting Squares

Cutting Squares

Little ones will enjoy the challenge of cutting out the squares on this printable. We've provided some in pastel colours - not too greedy with the printer ink - and a black and white version too.

Cutting Stars

Cutting Stars

Stars are quite tricky to cut out so they are good practice for children learning scissor skills! We have three sizes on this worksheet, which we've produced both in black and white (print onto coloured paper for more interest) or colour.

Cutting Triangles

Cutting Triangles

Preschoolers will enjoy the challenge of cutting out some of the simple triangles on these cutting printables. Choose from colour and black and white variations - although of course you can ring the changes by printing onto coloured paper, too.

Cutting Winter  Shapes - Snowman

Cutting Winter Shapes - Snowman

Here's a fun dotted outline of a fairly simple snowman for the kids to practise their cutting skills on. Why not print onto white card and then get the kids to decorate the snowman once he is cut out?

Cutting Winter Shapes - Beanie

Cutting Winter Shapes - Beanie

Print out this fun cutting shapes worksheet into coloured paper and set the kids to cutting it out! You could also print onto white paper or card and decorate / colour it in afterwards.

Cutting Winter Shapes - Mittens

Cutting Winter Shapes - Mittens

It's fun to learn to cut out when you are cutting out fun shapes like winter mittens! We've kept the outline very simple so that younger kids can have a go. Decorate and colour in once cut out, or print onto coloured paper first.

New Year Cutting Shapes 2017

New Year Cutting Shapes 2017

Younger children can cut out these fun numbers for 2017 but cutting carefully along the dotted lines. Older children (and adults) might prefer to cut out the numbers along the actual edges. Once cut out they might be fun for display, collage, etc.

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