How to Make a Cookie Cutter

Things You'll Need

  • Sharp scissors
  • Tape or stapler
  • Aluminum lasagna pans
  • Gloves

Tired of the same old cookie shapes? Making your own cookie cutters is a great way to customize your cookies. With a few simple steps, you can make your very own cookie cutters in creative shapes that you can personalize for any occasion.

Draw the shape of cookie cutter that you would like to create on a sheet of paper.

Cut out the bottom of an aluminum lasagna pan using scissors.


Cut your piece of aluminum into long, equal strips. The strips are usually good about 1 inch wide.


Bend your metal strips to the shape you want your cookie cutter to be, using your paper drawing as a guide.


If one strip is not long enough, add length to your first strip with a second strip by stapling or taping them together.


Once you have made your shape, fasten the metal ends together with staples or tape.



  • It is a good idea to wear gloves while cutting and shaping your cookie cutters. The aluminum edges will be very sharp.