DISCOVER
×

How to Make a Custom Paper Punch

Updated April 17, 2017

You can create numerous custom paper punches from household materials without having to invest in a costly store-bought model. This design for a paper punch requires cookie cutters of your choice. With just a little preparation, you can create a two-piece paper punch that will allow you to cut through thin paper. For best results, select cookie cutters that are new and have sharp edges.

Wrap a rolling pin in a layer of cling film to prevent any clay from sticking to it.

Place a piece of air-drying clay on a counter or covered baking tray. Roll out the clay with the covered rolling pin so that it is even in height and roughly 1 inch thick.

Select the cookie cutters you would like to use as paper punches. Press each cookie cutter into the flattened sheet of clay. Carefully remove the surrounding clay from each clay cookie piece. Place the clay cookie pieces in a warm area and allow to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Place a dried clay cookie on the counter top. Place the sheet of paper you would like to cut on top of the clay cookie. Select the corresponding cookie cutter and line it up with the clay cookie, on top of the paper.

Swiftly punch the cookie cutter through the paper and over the clay cookie. Remove the punched paper from on top of the clay cookie.

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create additional cookie punches.

Things You'll Need

  • Rolling pin
  • Cling film
  • Air-drying clay
  • Cookie cutter
  • Paper
Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Missy Farage began her writing career in 2008 when her freelance articles were published in the Washington life-and-style journals "425 Magazine" and "South Sound Magazine." She has won awards for her poetry and writing. Farage holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Puget Sound.