Paper Haircuts

This cutting paper hair on cardboard dolls activity doesn’t disappoint! This activity is brilliant because the dolls are fun to make, look adorable and they have hair that’s just asking to be cut. Plus, a great activity to have your little one work on fine motor skills!

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Colored paper
  • Cardboard rolls
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Googly eyes and glue (optional)


  1. Simply begin by cutting strips almost through each piece of paper. It will create a fringe because it isn’t cut all the way through.

2. Double back some sticky tape and use it to hold the colored paper to the cardboard roll.

3. Soon you’ll have a collection of gorgeous cardboard rolls that look to have hair. Now for the faces. You and your child can be as create as you like!

4. Let the hair cutting begin!

Teaching your child to use scissors

It’s important children strengthen their fine motor skills prior to even attempting to cut with scissors. They’ll have a lot more control and ability. My basic approach to teaching kids to use scissors, when they finally are ready, is slow and steady. What I love about this scissor cutting activity is that the paper is relatively easy to cut and it has a purpose (of cutting the characters hair) behind it.

Let us know what you think of this activity!!

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