Thursday, November 10, 2011

I Found a Way For Little Hands to Cut Paper Safely! {Slice Safety Cutter Review}

Little Guy wants so badly to help me whenever I have the scissors. I've tried many times to help him learn how to use them, but he just doesn't have the motor skills needed to use scissors yet. He ends up so frustrated and I feel badly for him. Most of our projects require some kind of cutting and, being such a self-reliant little one, it drives him nuts that he cannot do this part of his project on his own.
I found a great product that he can use, though! It is called the Slice Safety Cutter. It's basically a little plastic thingy with a tiny ceramic blade in it. You hold the cutter, blade side down, and pull it along the paper you want to cut. It easily slices through magazine pages, printer paper and newsprint. You can cut straight lines and even curves. I ran my finger over the ceramic blade numerous times and didn't get a scratch, so I knew he could use it without me breathing don his neck every second. While Little Guy still hasn't completely mastered using the Slice Safety Cutter, he is already proud of his ability to cut paper on his own. I gave him an old magazine to try it out on yesterday and he had a ball!
I swear he has more shirts!
Note to self: Wash his face first!

Slice Safety Cutter is great for couponers! I always hated having to take the entire insert apart to get to that one coupon in the middle of a page - now I don't have to. I can just use the cutter to get to it. And what about those projects where you need to cut a circle or heart out of the center of a piece of paper? I always end up either folding the paper or cutting jagged shapes. The Slice Safety cutter makes short work of this!

I was kind of worried that the cutter would get lost because it's so small. I stuck it in the jar that I keep me paper clips in so I could find it. Guess what: the next time I pulled it out, paper clips were stuck all over it. It's magnetized, so I can keep it on the fridge, out of the hands of a little one who tends to lose all of my little things in a flash.There is also a little hole in one end so you can attach it to your key chain.

Now, here's the important part: When you buy products from Slice, Inc., you are helping with Autism research. The company was created as a way to help the founder pay for his autistic son's treatments and therapy. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase is donated to help fund autism research so that we may one day find the exact cause and even a cure for autism!

You can find the Slice Safety Cutter and many more innovative cutting tools for home and office at Slice, Inc.'s Web site. You can also connect with them on Facebook.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Zoie @ TouchstoneZ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooh! I like this option. This is something I can let my kids have more unsupervised time with than scissors and for a good cause. Adding to stocking stuffer list!

Alicia C. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Zoie @ TouchstoneZ Whenever I need to get something done and need him to occupy himself, I get out an old magazine and hand over the Safety Cutter. He'll spend at least an hour busily cutting - no kidding. Add a glue stick and some construction paper, and he's the happiest (and proudest) little boy ever!