Thursday, March 25, 2010

Westcott Ultra Soft Handle blunt tip scissors with Microban

Picked up this safety scissors as a back up tool for a pre-K art activity later today.
As a microbiologist, I do not place much value on the Microban treatment of the handles that supposedly "prevents the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria". Rather dubious benefit at best. Yet they are reasonably comfortable to hold and operate with a blunt tip design that would prevent accidental stabbings.
Seems like it should be a suitable choice for young children, for it is rated for ages 4+. Plan to test its performance in upcoming Family Art night events.
They did a fair cutting job, but had a tendency of creasing some the paper edges when cutting more complex outlines. For most of my card stock cutting needs, I prefer the precision and performance of the EK Success Cutter Bee scissors.

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