#916 The sound of scissors cutting construction paper

When you hear scissors cutting through a sheet of construction paper, you just know there’s some fun about to happen. The table is probably covered in glue sticks, glitter, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes, and everything is set for a day full of crafts with the camp counselor.

In some ways, this is essentially the kid equivalent of spreading tools out across the basement workbench before building a shelf, or taping windows and opening paint cans to get ready to coat the kitchen walls in a new shade.

Yes, the sound of scissors cutting construction paper is the sound of important work about to happen. It’s the sound of creativity bubbling. It’s the sound of ideas blossoming. And it’s the sound of some decent fun on a rainy afternoon.


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33 thoughts on “#916 The sound of scissors cutting construction paper

  1. I love that sound. Just reading this brought back great childhood “comfort” memories. Can I please vote for the smell of Play-Doh as well.

  2. Love it! I also love the sound of the big blade paper cutters they have in school art rooms. Fwhoosh! oh yeah.

  3. Actually that sound reminds me of when my was cut “down there” when my child was being born.

    Thanks for reminding me of that buddy.

  4. It was more the smell of the glue that triggered this feeling for me….. the sweet sweet glue… oh yeah and the taste of the paste….mmmmmmmmmmm I can’t taste sour any more but mmmmmmmmm!

    1. definitely. unless its cardboard. then its just painful (annoying to hear and hard work on your hands)

  5. It is indeed such a warm, comforting feeling. Like hot chocolate on a snowy day or an old episode of Saved by the Bell.

  6. This was so mentioned by Stewie in the Family Guy movie.

    “Ooooh and the first scissor cut in a fresh piece of construction paper!”

  7. This sound reminds me of watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. He would often cut things on his show, and the sound of the paper being cut into the microphone was pure awesomeness.

  8. How do you do it? All the teeny little things that make me feel good inside, things I didn’t even realize, and they’re all here in one place.

  9. it’s pretty great, until my scissors are so dull that i have to tear the paper with the scissors! so sad. i think i’ll get a new pair so as to be able to enjoy the sounds.

  10. Oh my gosh. This sound is just… perfect to me. This and the sound of markers( the big, fat, smelly kinds) writing on paper

  11. Yes yes!

    On par with The Smell of Birthday Candles Right After Being Blown Out in terms of nostalgia

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