Frugal Cutting Tip

By Noreen Doll.

Here’s a frugal cutting tip that will help you conserve your supplies.

Frugal Cutting Tip by Crafty Journal

When creating, kids have a tendency to plop their template right down in the middle of that big lovely sheet of paper or craft foam.

Frugal Cutting Tip by Crafty Journal

By the time they’ve cut from the edge over to the shape, and then cut around the shape, the big lovely sheet of paper is pretty much unusable for anything else.

If you teach them to place their template in the corner of the paper, or whatever small area it fits, there will still be a big chunk of paper left to use for another project.

Frugal Cutting Tip by Crafty Journal

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Definitely! I tried teaching my kindergarteners that trick. Some did better than others! Here from Creative Inspiration Party.

  2. Great tip! It would be fantastic to get my little guy in the habit of cutting the corners first. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Inspiration Link Party. Mon 8p EST – Thurs 8p EST.

  3. Great idea. I don’t want all the ragged bits of paper at home, but I do when I teach at school!

  4. Jann Olson says:

    Yup, always do this with paper, fabric, wool or whatever I am working on. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Good tip to train kids to do this, since I do it automatically. Thanks so much for sharing at #homemattersparty

  6. Great suggestion — and so frugal. I like that. Thanks for sharing at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link up.

  7. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

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