Pin Punching Shapes

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Pin Punching Shapes
Art - Pin Punching
Pin Punching Lesson Step 3
LevelPrimary
Age3
PrerequisitesHandling Sharp Objects
Materialspaper with a shape printed on it
pin punching stylus
pad to go under paper
tray

In this activity the child punches tiny holes along a line on a piece of paper, the shape is then punched out.
Pin punching is a good activity for children who need extra help developing their pincer grip.

Presentation

  1. Take the material to a table.
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 1
  2. next step
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 2
  3. next step
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 3
  4. next step
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 4
  5. Hold the paper up to the light to see if there are spots along the line where more holes could be punched.
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 5
  6. next step
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 6
  7. next step
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 7
  8. next step
    Pin Punching Lesson Step 8

Points of Interest

  • Holding the paper up to the light
  • Punching out the shape

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • children can draw or trace their own shapes to pin-punch

Material

Instead of a pin-punching stylus you could use:

a pushpin, a bent paperclip, a bamboo skewer cut short, a paper awl, a beading awl

Pads to go under the paper could be made from various materials:

thick felt, carpet pad remnant, corrugated cardboard, styrofoam, low pile carpet remnant

Make Your Own

Pin-punching pages to print. Six per page, cut apart.

Pin punching - stars pdf icon.jpg Pin punching - Snowflakes pdf icon.jpg Pin punching - hearts pdf icon.jpg Pin punching - bunnies pdf icon.jpg Pin punching - eggs pdf icon.jpg Pin punching - flowers pdf icon.jpg
Pin punching - Stars Pin punching - Snowflakes Pin punching - Hearts Pin punching - Bunnies Pin punching - Eggs Pin punching - Flower

Where to Buy

Stylus
Montessori N' Such $12.95 (set of 12)
Montessori Services $6.00
Montessori Services $11.95 (set of 12)
Montessori Spirit 0,54 €
Best Montessori Toys $13.22 (Tray Set of 3)

Pads
Montessori N' Such $2.75 (6" x 6")
Montessori N' Such $4.50 (7" x 9.5")
Montessori Services $2.75 (5.5" x 5.5")
Montessori Services $4.75 (8.5" x 11")

Sets
Montessori N' Such $32.50 (3 large pads, 3 small pads, 12 styluses)
Montessori Services $51.00 (2 large pads, 3 small pads, 5 styluses, 1 stylus holder)

Holder for Styluses
Montessori Services $6.00