What kind of cutter does your little person use? I had been on the look out for a while now for a cutter for Jack. I was still deciding between a knife; child-sized kitchen utensils are quite popular here so there is plenty of choice, and a crinkle cutter. I decided to start with the crinkle cutter and then introduce a knife as Jack’s skills improve.
I had only seen crinkle cutters with a handle on top which required the child to push down in order to cut. Then I stumbled across this one at our local House kitchen store. It was perfect. A small handle, short blade and best of all, simulated the same cutting motion that a knife would. Jack could learn how to use knife, where to put his hands, whilst in no danger of cutting himself should his hand slip.
While I was there I also picked up a couple of these cheese palette knives, I thought they would work well as a first spreader. It works brilliantly. Jack was having a lot of difficulty spreading with a typical bread knife. With the cheese knife, he is now able to make his sandwiches and snacks easily and independently. He loves it!
So two surprise finds, two wonderful additions to Jack’s utensils. And at $4.95 for the cutter and $2.95 for the spreader, you can’t argue with that!