Scissors & Kids In The Kitchen

Sometimes the kids want to help out in the kitchen, but you don’t want to give them a knife – that’s when kitchen scissors fit the bill. I have a few of them. Very affordable versions can be found at places like TJMaxx and IKEA. Buy a few, use them in lieu of knives for meal preparation and wash them in the dishwasher. They are a must-have in our home.

My younger daughter easily creates a chiffonade cut (of sorts) with our kitchen scissors.

Let the kids cut celery, carrots, bananas, peppers and more — they love it and you won't worry about accidental cuts.


  1. Courtney  September 20, 2013

    Great idea, Camilla. It’s time for the boys to help out more in the kitchen. I’ve had Carter use a double blade mezzaluna to chop herbs with lots of supervision and instruction, of course. 🙂 It’s a fun way for him to get involved. I’d also love to try a pair of herb scissors from Crate and Barrel.

  2. Jen  September 20, 2013

    Great idea for the kids! I use scissors to cut hot garlic bread,,,,makes less of a mess.

  3. Laurie  September 22, 2013

    Simple and brilliant!