Non-stick Scissors – Amazing Discovery!


I am so excited and just have to share!  I went to Michaels tonight to pick up some Velcro, because it seems I NEVER have enough.  I go through Velcro in my room like you would not believe!  I always put Velcro, and especially Velcro dots, on my classroom wish lists.  The dots are awesome, of course, because they are so easy, but they are so much more expensive.

My main reason for avoiding the regular Velcro strips has been the pain of cutting it.  I just can’t stand the goopy scissor problem, and the scissors get all sticky after only a couple of cuts.

So since Michaels actually has a Velcro section, I decided to see if they had any brilliant Velcro cutting devices.  As it turns out, several brands of scissors make non-stick scissors!  I chose the cheapest pair I could find, which was made by Fiskars, as I was dubious.



Well, I tried them out tonight, and they are magic!  I cut at least a hundred pieces of the fluffy side Velcro, which is always the worst, and every cut was smooth, clean, and easy.  No goop on the scissors, and they cut like they are cutting paper!

I have no relationship with Velcro and get no kick backs from Fiskars – this is just my own elated experience.  This pair of scissors is the best $5.99 I have spent in a long time!

Do you have any great buys to recommend?

4 Responses to Non-stick Scissors – Amazing Discovery!

  1. Erin January 27, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    I discovered these last summer… They work on duct tape, too, my OTHER sticky nightmare! Mine have held up to a lot of heavy-duty use this year and are still sharp and clean.

    As a tip, for your other NON non-stick scissors, if you coat the offensive blades in mayonnaise (I know, yuck), and let them sit for a while depending on how bad they are, they should clean up pretty well. It’s not as nice as not having to clean them at all, but it’s better than nothing, and it works for the icky gluey crud that seems to get all over the students’ scissors each year.

    • Teaching Ace January 27, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      I am so glad to hear that the non-stick scissors have held up for you. I am seriously very excited about them! Thanks for the tip on the other scissors as well. I was planning on going after them with goo gone, but mayo is a more natural option, which I like. Thanks!

  2. Caitlin February 24, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Oh I need a pair of these! Off to Michaels I go!

    • Teaching Ace February 24, 2013 at 11:46 am #

      They really are wonderful!