Every teacher has a pair of scissors. Every special education teacher has a pair of Velcro scissors.
And every teacher has gone through the struggle of having something sticky attach to their scissors, making it difficult to cut anything.
Below is a list of preventative measures to take to keep your Velcro scissors all nice and scissory… as well as a few options to try when your Velcro scissors need a good cleaning.
These are the non-stick scissors I use.
While you don’t need to use non-stick scissors to cut hook and loop (they don’t make a better or straighter cut and they don’t do magic), you can choose to use any pair of scissors you’d like.
Since we’re talking about cutting Velcro, let me share where I order all of my Velcro from and what sizes I buy.
If I’m ordering in bulk, I always go to Feiner Supply. When I say bulk, I mean enough Velcro to fill a 12″x12″x12″ box… that will last me months. I get 1/2″ coins and 1/2″ strips.
BUT if I don’t need that much hook and loop, or I need it quick… I order from Amazon. This is what I order:
So what happens when the sticky back from your hook and loop attaches to your scissors? What do you do? How do you get it off? And how can you help prevent it?
Try these tricks from veteran special education teachers to get the sticky-back off of your scissors:
- Alcohol Wipes / Rubbing Alcohol
- Goo Gone
- Hand Sanitizer
- Magic Erasers
- Baby Wipes
- Lemon or Eucalyptus Oil
- Nail Polish Remover
Maybe you want to prep your scissors to prevent the sticky-backs of the velcro from attaching to the blades. Try these tricks: