I came across this tweet message looking for Malay bloggers to review kitchen tool products and as a Malaysian, this is one step easier to pitch for products to review since Malay means most likely the PR or sponsor is in Malaysia! Anyway, I replied the Tweet asking whether they are OK with Chinese bloggers as well, and to my surprise, I received a reply saying mummy bloggers all welcome and we continued our communication via emails and the rest is history!
I received 2 pairs of scissors for my review: one for kitchen use, and the other for children's use, which is absolutely perfect as I've been training my 3 years old boy to use scissors for our learning activities. So here goes my first review of the "Scotch™ Kids Scissors":
Description from the product page:
"Does your child love paper crafts but you are afraid to let them use a pair of sharp scissors? The solution is now at hand, thanks to the latest cutting-edge technology from Scotch™, the world-renowned manufacturer of top quality office and household tools and supplies. We’ve have something perfect for little hands that are just learning to handle scissors. So no more worries about the kids injuring themselves with scissors or struggling with uncomfortable scissors more suited for larger adult hands.
Scotch™ Kids Scissors are ideal for children, with soft grip handles for comfortable and easy handling by both right and left-handed children, and a blunt tip on the 5-inch blade for extra safety. Available in turquoise and magenta, the scissors have a 5-year warranty and are sold at a recommended price of RM5.90 at leading department stores, hypermarkets, home improvement stores and book stores."
Seriously people, this is a top-notch quality product from a well known brand! Of course we love it! Now before I continue singing praises for this awesome product, I just want to share with you guys a brief history of us using kids scissors.
You see the pictures below? Yep, the puny little white colored flimsy mini scissors is what I got Ben to use during our craft activities. Well, I thought it being small might be better suited for my 3 years old and I have so far got Ben to practise his cutting skills twice only as he is still practising his grips on the scisscors handle and flexing his fingers to move the scisscors blade.
Now with Scotch™ Kids Scissors, I immediately noticed my 3 years old excitement as he grasps the scissors confidently. Yes people, I know it is written on the packaging that the scissors is recommended for kids age 4 and above, and yes, I know my boy is 3 years old (40 months+) but rest assured, I am careful to only allow him to use this scissors under my strict supervision.
Anyway, back to my feedback: with the much bigger and heavier scissors now (compared to his puny little white colored scissors last time), Ben is actually cutting papers properly! I'm amazed at what I see! I couldn't find enough paper on time and had to let him cut on the packaging for the scissors!
I could understand why Ben is able to use this scissors with so much ease! The scissors came with soft touch handle, easy for small hands' grips and you don't have to freak out with any accidents as the scissors has blunt tip and yes, I actually lined up my fingers and tried cutting them with this scissors!
Such sacrifice for the sake of this review huh? NOT! I'm more concerned with my 3 years old accidentally cutting himself so I experimented that and turns out this scissors is safe! I didn't cut my fingers at all and it doesn't leave any scratch or marks on my fingers as I applied pressure on the scissors. Of course, nobody ask you to really try to cut off your fingers, OK, so need to put some disclaimer here just in case... hahaha!
Would you just look at the pictures above and see how cute my 3 years old boy is when he cuts the paper? His mouth is actually opened when he is about the cut the paper! Cute!
Picture below is the close-up shot of him cutting the paper. One awesome feature about this scissors is that its' handles are designed for both left and right handed users! As of today, I think my boy is right-handed though I did caught him doodling with chalks on our balcony floor recently with 2 hands. So, I'm happy to know that this scissors cater for both left and right handed users!
My verdict of this awesome product? I already said it, it is awesome! And did you know this scissors comes with 5 years warranty?! Where else would you find products like this?!!! And for the price of it, I think it is VERY worth getting one (or two or more!) for your kids and even yourself!
I am so thankful to be given this opportunity to review the scissors and can heave a sigh of relief now when it comes to doing cutting exercises with my boy! Love love love this scissors!
You can get this scissors which is sold at recommended price of RM5.90 (about USD2) at leading department stores, hypermarkets, home improvement stores and book stores.
I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by 3M in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.