Animal Scissor Activities

What better way to learn to use a pair of scissors than cutting out funny animal illustrations! We think that kids will enjoy our collection of animal scissor activities, which can be used with a range of ages.

African Animals Cutting Shapes

African Animals Cutting Shapes

Here are four delightful African animals for little ones to cut out and stick. We've given you a simplified dotted edge to the animals to make it easier. You could stick the animals onto a yellow or brown sheet of card or paper to create your own African savannah scene...

Australian Animal Cutting Shapes

Australian Animal Cutting Shapes

Younger children can use the dotted lines to cut out these Australian animals - fun for sticking somewhere else! Older kids could ignore the dotted lines and cut out around the animal outlines - much trickier.

Bird Cutting Shapes

Bird Cutting Shapes

Here are four cute birds for the kids to cut out. It makes for fun scissor practice - and then of course they can stick the shapes somewhere too...

Birds Cut and Stick Characters

Birds Cut and Stick Characters

Here are some cute bird pictures for the kids to cut out then stick onto craft projects, or use to decorate all kinds of things! 

Birds Cutting Practice

Birds Cutting Practice

Children cut along the dotted lines in the direction of the birds - starting with a simple straight line and getting progressively more confident as they go, we hope!

British Wildlife Cutting Shapes

British Wildlife Cutting Shapes

Once children have practiced their scissor skills cutting out these British Wildlife cutting shapes they could add the animals to an autumn themed collage. 

Bunnies Cutting Practice

Bunnies Cutting Practice

These funny bunnies are the incentive for some careful cutting skills practice on this fun printable! Chidlren start with a straight line and then follow the increasingly difficult dotted paths with their scissors...

Bunny Cutting Shapes

Bunny Cutting Shapes

Practise scissor skills by cutting out these lovely bunny shapes. They could make nice decorations for Easter cards and crafts too!

Butterfly Cutting Practice

Butterfly Cutting Practice

We've got four pretty butterflies on this printable for your children to cut towards, following along the dotted lines as carefully as they can!

Butterfly Cutting Shapes

Butterfly Cutting Shapes

Here are four pretty butterlies for the kids to cut out, carefully following the dotted lines. Why not hang them up to make a mobile, glue them to straws and peg into the soil of houseplants, or drop them from a curtain rail?

Cat Cutting Practice

Cat Cutting Practice

Can the children cut along the dotted lines to reach the cute kitties on our cat cutting practise worksheet?  Perfect for a pet topic!

Cat Cutting Shapes

Cat Cutting Shapes

Here are some cat cutting shapes ready to print. They make fun cutting practise for younger kids, and older children could use them in craft projects, perhaps making a mobile, or as card toppers!

Cats Cut And Complete The Picture

Cats Cut And Complete The Picture

This fun activity asks children to cut out three rectangles and glue them in the correct place on our cat picture. When they are stuck tight, why not colour the picture in?

Christmas Cutting Shapes 2

Christmas Cutting Shapes 2

Encourage the children to sit down and cut out these super cute Christmas cutting shapes: the concentration may help relieve the overexcitement for 5 minuntes!

Cutting an Owl 2

Cutting an Owl 2

This scissor skills worksheet is the second of 3 owls, and the difficulty has increased! Cutting the scallops for his feathers will take some careful cutting. When the kids have cut out his shape, they can trace his eyes and beak and colour him in.

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!

Dog Cutting Practice

Dog Cutting Practice

Children will have fun cutting along the dotted lines in the direction of the cute dogs. There's a simple straight line to begin with, then each line gets a little trickier as they become more confident...

Dog Cutting Shapes

Dog Cutting Shapes

Good practice for little hands! Use these cute dog cutting shapes to decorate the house, or stick them to cards and invitations.

Dog Cutting Shapes 2

Dog Cutting Shapes 2

Perfect for dog lovers, here are some doggy cutting shapes for children to practice their scissor skills on. Carefully cut along the dotted lines to cut out the pictures.

Dogs Cut And Complete The Picture

Dogs Cut And Complete The Picture

Here's a fun cutting and sticking activity that the kids will enjoy! Cut out the small squares and then stick them in the correct place on our dogs colouring picture. And then, of course, colour the picture in! 

Doves Cutting Practice

Doves Cutting Practice

Children can practice fine motor skills by trying to cut along the straight dotted lines to follow the flight of the doves on our doves cutting practice worksheet. 

Easter Cutting Shapes

Easter Cutting Shapes

Young children can practice their scissor skills with our Easter cutting shapes, just follow the dotted lines.  Perhaps you could use them to decorate an Easter bonnet?

Farm Animal Cutting Shapes

Farm Animal Cutting Shapes

Here are some cute farm animals for the children to practice cutting out. Once cut out, why not see if they would like to stick the animals onto a sheet of green card and draw in a background to make their own farm scene?

Fish Cut And Complete The Picture

Fish Cut And Complete The Picture

Cut out the rectangles, glue them to the picture in the right space and finish by getting out the colouring pencils. Our fish cut and complete picture will keep children busy for a long time.

Fish Cutting Practice

Fish Cutting Practice

This fish cutting practice printable is aimed at beginners to scissors. We've given them four straight lines to cut along in the direction of the fish. Try to get them to stop just before the fish!

Fish Cutting Shapes

Fish Cutting Shapes

Children can make a collage with our fish cutting shapes when they have practiced their cutting skills. Younger children can follow the dotted lines.

Frog Cutting Practice

Frog Cutting Practice

These funny little frogs really perk up this cutting skills printable! The kids should try to follow the lines carefully, stopping short of the frogs and starting with the top line.

Goldfish Cut And Complete The Picture

Goldfish Cut And Complete The Picture

Cut out the little rectangles and stick them back onto the bigger goldfish picture, making sure they are in the right place. Now colour in if you like!

Guinea Pigs Cut And Complete The Picture

Guinea Pigs Cut And Complete The Picture

Cut out the missing bits of the Guinea Pig picture and glue them back into place before colouring in the picture, and practise lots of skills in the process!

Hamsters Cut And Complete The Picture

Hamsters Cut And Complete The Picture

Our hamster cut and complete picture tests both cutting skills and jigsaw skills as children have to cut out the rectangles and paste them into the right space on the picture. And of course, then they can enjoy colouring in the picture too!

Horses Cut And Complete The Picture

Horses Cut And Complete The Picture

We've cut three rectangles out of our horses scene. Can the kids cut out the smaller rectangles and glue them into the correct place? Good cutting and sticking skills are needed...

Minibeast Cut and Stick Characters

Minibeast Cut and Stick Characters

These lovely minibeasts might be a little tricky to cut out, so they'll require some careful cutting skills - but once you've cut them out they're great for all kinds of sticking activities and crafts.

Minibeast Cutting Practice

Minibeast Cutting Practice

If children are going to practice their scissor skills, why not make it fun with the addition of these four funny minibeasts at the end of each line!

Minibeast Cutting Shapes

Minibeast Cutting Shapes

These minibeast cutting shapes have dotted lines around them to provide a guide for children to cut along.

Monkey Cutting Practice

Monkey Cutting Practice

Here's a fun way to practice those important scissor skills! Cut along the lines from dot to monkey...

Monkey Cutting Shapes

Monkey Cutting Shapes

Kids can practice their cutting skills but cuting out these funny monkeys. We've provided dotted lines for younger children to follow. Perhaps they could stick them onto exercise books, make a mobile or use them as bookmarks? Perfect for Year of the Monkey activites, too!

Owl Cutting Practice

Owl Cutting Practice

Children can practice their fine motor skills with our owl cutting practice worksheet. There are four different dotted lines for them to cut along, all leading to a cute owl.

Parrot Cutting Practice

Parrot Cutting Practice

Children will enjoy cutting along the dotted lines in the direction of the funny parrots! Make sure that they stop just before the parrots, and start with the easiest path first...

Pet Animal Cutting Shapes

Pet Animal Cutting Shapes

Is your pet on our pet animal cutting shapes worksheet? We have a rabbit, guinea pig, dog and cat for children to practice cutting out.

Pig Cutting Shapes

Pig Cutting Shapes

Encourage the kids to practise cutting skills with these adorable pig cutting shapes! They just need to cut carefully along the dotted lines...

Pig Pencil Control

Pig Pencil Control

The kids will enjoy practising their pencil control with this fun pig worksheet, carefully following the dotted lines from the start towards the pigs. You could also use this worksheet as a cutting exercise

Rabbits Cut And Complete The Picture

Rabbits Cut And Complete The Picture

Cut out the smaller rectangles and then place them correctly onto our rabbits colouring page. When they are in the right place, stick them down and colour the picture...

Rainforest Cut and Stick Characters

Rainforest Cut and Stick Characters

There are some really cute animals on this printable sheet - who could resist that lovely sloth? Perfect for cutting and sticking activities and craft projects.

Sea Creature Cutting Shapes

Sea Creature Cutting Shapes

Practising cutting is a great way to improve motor skills in young children. These sea creature cutting shapes are sure to make it fun.

Spider Cutting Practice

Spider Cutting Practice

Four cheeky spiders have woven a web for the children to practise their scissor skills on! Perfect for Halloween, an insect theme, or any time at all...

Spring Cutting Shapes

Spring Cutting Shapes

Here are some pretty spring themed pictures for the kids to cut out. Younger children should follow the dotted lines, while older kids can follow the pictures' much trickier outlines. Andd of course, once cut out, you might as well stick the pictures somewhere!

Tortoises Cut And Complete The Picture

Tortoises Cut And Complete The Picture

Cut out the missing bits of the tortoise picture and glue them back into place before colouring in the picture, and practise lots of skills in the process!

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