Here's a way of creating art with holes in it - and it produces great results!

You will need:
  • cardboard box card
  • pencil
  • white paper
  • coloured paper
  • chalk
  • sticky tack
Take a piece of paper and draw a picture of something on it.

It needs to be a line drawing, and it can be as simple or as intricate as you like. Here is Neil's butterfly.
Next, you need to take a piece of coloured paper the same size. A darker colour is best.

Place it underneath your drawing.
Then take a piece of cardboard box card, and place both your paper drawing and your piece of coloured paper on top of that. This will protect your work surface.

You can tape them together if you want to.
Punch holes through the lines of the picture onto the coloured paper. You can use a sharp pencil for this, or you could use a cocktail stick or an old ballpoint pen that's run out.

Punch holes along all the lines, leaving little gaps in between.
Punch holes through the lines of the picture onto the coloured paper. You can use a sharp pencil for this, or you could use a cocktail stick or an old ballpoint pen that's run out.

Punch holes along all the lines, leaving little gaps in between.
Put this on a window with sticky tack, and it looks like a lace, with light shining through the holes.
The good thing about this Art Attack is that you get a bonus... because if you take a look at the card that you were punching into, you'll see that you've got another butterfly picture made out of holes. And you can colour this in with chalks...
If you do the whole butterfly in the same way, you'll have something that looks like this. And you can add a border if you want too.

Great effect isn't it? Two pictures created at the same time.

Try it yourself!