Update, these have not gone up in price to $4.62 for the pair, but still a good deal.
We love Melissa and Doug toys, but they also have practical items too. We actually have a set of these scissors from about 2 -years ago and we let our then less than 2 year old use them with ease at the time. She is now over 3 now and they still work great. All of our kids actually use them (except the 9 month old :)) and it sets our minds at ease because they are safe for them all to use.
The better news is that they are super cheap on Amazon right now! They normally sell for $15 for two pairs, but on Amazon, they have them marked down to $2.98 for a set of two and FREE shipping with Prime or a $25 or more purchase! This is a great way to grab some, even if you run a preschool or daycare, it is a good deal to stock-up on for cheap and have less worries! We use them almost daily in our homeschool.
Please note, these prices can change at any time!