Carrying scissors is dangerous. a protective case is a must!
this is an instructable which shows how to make a protective case for scissors using paper and cardboard! it's quick to make, and does a pretty good job too!
This instructable is especially relevant to children for whom a protective case for scissors is a must!
Step 1: Materials
- thick paper
- small square of (corrugated) cardboard
Step 2: Making a Template
place your scissors on a (thick) paper sheet and trace it's outline. make sure a little part of the handles are protruding outwards(as shown in the picture).
now make another outline 2 cm away from this original outline of the scissors. (as shown in picture).
cut this and create another cut-out which will act as the back of the case.
Step 3: Cardboard Filler
now take a small piece of cardboard and draw the same scissor outline on it. now draw another outline 1 cm away from this. cut along both the lines.
This cardboard piece will act as a filler and protect from the pointy tip of the scissor.
Step 4: Gluing and Ribboning
glue the cardboard piece onto the paper . then take a piece of ribbon and staple or glue it at the back as shown in the picture. this ribbon will help in securing the scissor to it's protective case.
the ribbon can also be used to hang this case if needed!
Step 5: Finishing the Case!
apply glue on the part outside the cardboard and stick the other paper outline on it.
push the ribbons though the handles of the scissors, this ties them to the case and they're now safe!
you can decorate the case however your imagination permits. i'm rather fond of rockets hence mine was plain black and red, but this case can be made in any colour and pattern!
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