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, a dowel rod sharpened with a pencil sharpener

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

thick felt, carpet pad remnant, corrugated cardboard, styrofoam, low pile carpet remnant, sheet of cork

Make Your Own

Pin-punching pages to print. Six per page (except 12 apple leaves), cut apart.

Where to Buy

Prices and links checked: 07 October 2020
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Sets
Store Price
Montessori N' Such
3 large pads, 3 small pads, 12 styluses
$38.60
Montessori Services
2 large pads, 3 small pads, 5 styluses, 1 stylus holder
$45.00
Pads
Store Price
Montessori N' Such
6" x 6"
$2.95
Montessori N' Such
7" x 9.5"
$15.95
Montessori Services
5.5" x 5.5"
$2.95
Montessori Services
8.5" x 11"
$4.95
Stylus
Store Price
Montessori N' Such
set of 12
$15.95
Montessori Services
for 1
$4.50
Montessori Services
set of 12
$15.95
Holder for Styluses
Store Price
Montessori Services $6.95