Homemade Cookie Cutters

Homemade Cookie Cutters

Make your own unique cookie cutters! Then, enjoy some delicious cut-out cookies! 

Ages:
9 - 16
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. disposable aluminum tray
  2. scissors
  3. ruler
  4. marker
  5. paper
  6. stapler
  7. gloves - optional
  1. Watch out!

    The cut edges of aluminum trays can be very sharp! Use caution when handling it.

  2. Gather your materials! 

  3. Cut the edges off of the aluminum tray so that only the bottom remains. Then, trim the edges of any burrs (rough edges). 

  4. On the short edge of the tray, mark as many 2 ½ inch wide strips as possible.

  5. Cut the strips out. 

  6. Draw a dotted line down the middle of the strip lengthwise. 

  7. Fold each long edge into the dotted line. Then, flatten with the edge of your marker. 

  8.  Fold the strip in half lengthwise. Then, flatten again with the edge of your marker. 

  9. Draw the shape(s) you want your cookies to look like on a piece of paper. This will be your cookie cutter template. Don’t worry if the shapes aren’t perfect, it’s just a guideline! 

  10. Using the template as your guide, bend and fold the strips of aluminum into the shapes you want. 

  11. Tip!

    Try using your ruler to make sharp corners! 

  12. Use a stapler to close your shape.

  13. Repeat steps 5-11 to make as many cookie cutters as you want. 

  14. Make your favorite cookie dough recipe and use your homemade cookie cutters!