A trusty pair of scissors is an absolute must for crafters, elementary school students, or even average joes—when paper, packaging, fabric, or anything else needs to be cut, few things are better than a reliable pair of scissors!
Here are some of the best scissors for the classroom, toddlers, or all those craft projects you’ve got planned. We even found some left-handed ones! Read on to see them.
What to Consider When Purchasing Scissors
There’s no need to think too hard about what pair of scissors to purchase. Just consider the type you’ll need:
- Safety Scissors: These are great for smaller kiddos like toddlers who are just learning how to cut paper and generally offer a protected blade so they can’t cut themselves.
- Classroom Scissors: These scissors generally have a kid-friendly grip and can be purchased with a blunt tip or a pointed tip (although blunt is generally safer for kids).
- Sharp/Adult Scissors: If you plan on only using them to cut paper, a typical pair of sharp scissors will work. If you need to cut more thick paper or fabric, then look for an extra-sharp pair to accommodate those projects easily.
Top Choice: LIVINGO Small Student Scissors
Coming in two three-colored packs, these all-purpose scissors feature a blunt tip and comfortable soft-grip handles. They are lightweight with a plastic cover for the stainless steel blades and are great for a range of art and craft projects.
LIVINGO Small School Scissors
Designed with a blunt tip and a protective sheath on the stainless steel blades.
Best Safety: Crayola My First Safety Scissors
Including three colorful and patterned scissors, this set is safe for preschoolers and designed to only cut paper, not skin or hair. They feature rounded tips, three fun blade designs (straight, wavy, and zigzag), and they help promote safe learning and motor control while doing arts and crafts.
Crayola My First Safety Scissors
An option that's great for toddlers and won't cut skin or hair.
Best Large Pack: Westcott Blunt Kids Scissors
Available in both blunt or pointed, these scissors have anti-microbial protection to help inhibit the growth of bacterial odors. They’re great for shared common areas such as classrooms or offices, and both right- or left-handed people can use them. They are great for cutting through layers of paper, foam, and poster board.
Westcott Blunt Kids Scissors
Great for classrooms or offices, these are designed to help inhibit the growth of bacteria and are great for medium usage.
Best Left-Handed: Fiskars Softgrip Left-Handed Kids Scissors
Designed especially for left-handed kiddos and adults, these scissors also feature a safety blade that is angled to help protect little hands. They have soft-grip handles, so they are comfortable to use. The blades are available in both blunt and pointed tips and can cut just about all classroom materials.
Fiskars Softgrip Left-Handed Kids Scissors
The handle is comfortable, and the blades are angled for additional safety.
Best Adult: iBayam Multipurpose Scissors
These scissors are great for cutting various materials, from burlap and fabric to tape and cardstock. They’ll be your new go-to pair for opening boxes and packaging since they’re sharp and durable. Made of high-density steel, the blades are made to stay sharper longer and come in three fun colors. They are comfortable for both left- and right-handed users and offer a sturdy grip that is convenient in just about every area of the house or office.
iBayam Multipurpose Scissors
A pair that's great for various uses and comfortable for both left- and right-handed users.