What kid wouldn’t love to give dad a haircut? Now they safely can with our Cardboard Roll Give Dad a Haircut Scissor Craft. It’s a really simple idea that we had so much fun with!
You first have to model the cardboard roll after dad. Brown hair, blonde hair, black hair. If he’s bald, go with the color he would be then snip him bald. If he has glasses, give him glasses. It’s all about dad. Then, cut the hair. Go with random spiky locks or a flat top. Dad want a mullet? You can do that, too. You could even style some curls by curling the cardboard strips with your fingers.
This is such a fun fine motor craft and great for scissor practice, too. My youngest is going to be 3 in a few months and I know I need to continue introducing him to scissors. I’ve always had a problem with that with my other kids, too. I just can’t wrap my head around giving a 2 year old scissors. But I know it’s a necessary skill. Now, though, instead of giving themselves an actual haircut with those scissors, they can give dad a haircut!
For our Give Dad a Haircut Scissor Craft you will need clean toilet paper size cardboard rolls, markers in black, brown, and red, acrylic paint in the color of dad’s hair, medium small googly eyes, and scissors.
Give Dad a Haircut Scissor Craft
- Cardboard rolls
- Markers – black, brown, red, etc.
- Acrylic paint – black, brown, or blonde
- Googly eyes, medium small
Begin by drawing a mouth towards the bottom of the roll. Use either the red marker or go with an all black or brown look.
Draw a nose like dad’s, too.
Attach googly eyes. This should take up about half the roll. You could also draw eyes instead.
Now, paint the remainder of the roll the color of dad’s hair. Let dry.
Make cuts all the way down the painted part, all around the roll.
Then give dad that haircut! It’s OK, it’ll grow back. Well, no, it’s a cardboard roll so it won’t grow back. But they’re so easy and fun, you can always make more until you get just the right look!