I have done this project with elementary students as young as second grade. It CAN be done with more sophisticated equipment, but since I don't own any of these items except for a dremel tool, I won't show you that path. But hey, if you have the equipment, use it!
I'm completing this instructable as a teaching tool as I plan on showing my middle school art students this as a demo for class. (And they will be completing through low tech methods!)
Construction paper, card stock
hand drill or hand punch
Step 1: Trace, cut and glue
Cut out the design.
Trace. Trace....trace some more.
If you had one of those fancy machines you could use it and then presto! But alas, no fancy machine...
Stack and glue.
Let dry overnight.