Today I have a wonderful project for you: How to make a paper garland without sewing.
It’s simple. Inexpensive. Easy. And virtually mess-free.
I’ve had a love affair with gigantic paper punchers ever since my children were introduced them in preschool. Tiny hole punchers are wonderful (and I’ll share my very favorite for young children in a sec), but these mega punchers can make big 2″ circles and they’re easy enough for little hands to use.
This colorful provocation is easy to set up, the mess is minimal, and, in usual TinkerLab style, it’s open-ended and the result will all depend on the child’s imagination.
Let’s get started..
Large Paper Punch: Fiskars. My favorite!
Small Hole Punch:My kids are endlessly frustrated by the traditional punchers and this style is easy for small children to use.
There are many ways to set this up. I have a growing collection of containers so I’ll show you a couple ideas.
Set it up in a caddy:
Or maybe in a shallow tray:
How to Make a Paper Garland without Sewing
Once your supplies are out, invite your child to make a garland. You can add some scissors to the setup. When I set this up for a large crowd last week, one boy turned a circle into a PacMan shape. One child made a garland to decorate his sister’s room and another turned her’s into a necklace.
So many possibilities!
When you’re done, hang your no-sew garland. Or wrap a gift with it. Or wear it as jewelry. Or…
Fiskars Round Large Punch – on sale for $9.99
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