I use craft paper punchers to punch out paper manipulatives in different colors. Craft and hobby stores have these punchers in all kinds of shapes: apples, stars, frogs, butterflies, hearts, leaves, bears, circles, and many more. The pieces are about the size of a quarter. They can be used to make color or shape patterns. Children glue the pieces to a strip of paper in a pattern. The grid sheets could also be used for making patterns with dot markers. These are great to save for portfolios.