I taught the girls at age 3 to hold scissors with the sharp end pointing down, and always WALK, don’t run. I have not had any problems with them using scissors because of this. I believed teaching them a safe way to handle them would make things a little easier on all of us. I forgot about what they might use the scissors on.
Sure, we’ve gone over it. Scissors are for paper. Apparently, I didn’t emphasize it enough.
I keep thinking about the neighbor in Toy Story and what he did to all of his toys. I hope that is not next on my destructive childrens’ to-do list.