Tool Name: The Ultimate Cutter by Crayola
Grade Level(s): 3rd and up
Category: Art Production
Product Review: I can finally allow younger children to use an exacto knive in my classroom. However, I would only recommend it for 3rd grade and up. I needed to train the students on how much pressure to add to achieve a good cut, but the investment in training was well worth the effort. Unlike other exacto knives, there is no way for the children to get cut – I can finally do some interesting paper cutting projects without the safety concerns. It would be good to have a few of these on hand for cutting out interior sections of paper or get a class set for whole-class art productions. The only drawback is that it is hard to get the blade lined up exactly where you want to begin to cut. When this happens, we just use a regular scissors to snip any areas left over the blade didn’t reach. The Ultimate Cutter comes with mini cutting mats – they aren’t great, but they work well for small areas.
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