Paper Punch Design

What to do:

At about 5 years of age, children have the muscular strength to use a hole

punch with one or both hands. They are often fascinated with the design created

by taking something away from paper, rather than adding something to paper.

  1. Give them paper and a paper punch to make fun designs.
  2. Younger children will enjoy just punching holes out of scrap paper while older children may be more interested in a design or pattern.
  3. With experience, children can experiment with making designs, outlines, or pictures of punched holes and pasting their work onto another piece of paper of contrasting color. For example, a design could be punched out of white paper and glued to red paper for a Valentine’s Day card, punched out of orange and glued to black for Halloween, and so forth.