There are many ways to make holes in paper and all of them are fascinating to children!
Today's Topic: Scissors & Hole Punches, technology for little ones
Scissors (safety, kid-sized)
Hole punches (as wide a variety as you can gather!)
pipe cleaners (optional)
sandpaper (for a different texture to cut)
Cat and Mouse : the hole story / Fox, Christyan
What Kids Do:
Early scissor practice always seems to feature a lot of "fringe" cutting, so we did some of that.
from this site and asked adults to loosely cut them off the page and let kids cut a fringe texture into the sides.
these fantastic drawings. (check out that link, there are tons of beautiful free printable activities for kids!)
Variations to try:--more scissor practice ideas here, here, here, or here.
--try cutting up old magazines, tissue paper, cardstock, styrofoam... or flubber!
--use the resulting dots and paper scraps to make a contact paper collage!