Blank Top Handwriting Paper, Files & Tips

What does one do with blank top paper?

Blank-top paper is useful for more activities than I am about to suggest. To sum up almost everything in one sentence, Typically one can draw on the blank top area of the paper and write something about the drawing on the ruled area of the paper.

Some Examples
arrow Draw a picture of something, such as a dog, and write dog several times or a sentence about the dog.
arrow Draw a picture of your house and write your address.
arrow Draw a picture of yourself or family members and write their names or write a short story or a little bit about the person.
arrow Draw a picture of a telephone and write your phone numbers.

See Also:
Gray LineGray Line Handwriting Rule Paper has a broad selection of Blank-Top Story paper. Be sure to visit Gray Line Printable Handwriting Rule Paper

Handwriting Paper - 2012 Set Blank-Top

handwriting paperThe 2012 Set has 9 rule sizes from 1 inch through 1/4 inch in 1/8 inch increments including 1 centimeter and 1/4 inch Tall.

Rule sizes, when printed, may not be exactly as described.

The rule lines are in shades of gray. The bottom line is the darkest and the middle line is the lightest.

The set has all rule sizes in both fully ruled paper and blank top paper. Additionally, the 1/4 inch rule is available in a booklet format.

Handwriting Paper by Donna YoungThe paper named 1/4 inch Tall is not symmetrical. The lowercase part of the rule is 1/8 inch, as it should be for a 1/4 rule, but the other two areas of the rule are taller. The uppercase part is 3/16 inch tall and the lowest part of the rule is 1/4 inch tall.

The 2012 Set Files - Blank Top

To print Fully Ruled paper in this style go to Handwriting Paper in Black & White or Grayscale

Smaller Rule Sizes


1/2 inch
1 cm
3/8 inch
1.4 inch
1/4 inch Tall
1/4 inch Booklet (2 pages)

Larger Rule Sizes

1 inch
1 inch Horizontal #1 | Horizontal #2
7/8 inch | Horizontal
3/4 inch
3/4 inch Horizontal #1 | Horizontal #2
5/8 inch | Horizontal

booklet with handwriting rule

Vertical Grayscale Blank Top


Pictured here is Vertical Grayscale Blank Top #4

Blank top paper is a much requested paper. The lower portion of the printable has handwriting lines and the upper part is blank so the child can draw a picture. This style is available in 4 sizes.

The vertical grayscale blank top files are linked below. The rule height is in this order: #1 is the narrowest rule and #4 is the widest.


Blanktop #1 | Blanktop #2 | Blanktop #3 | Blanktop #4

Horizontal Black & White Blank-Top

The blank top files in this group are in black and white and come in seven rule sizes. Just in case the image does not load, the rule sizes are:

#1 - rule is 1/4 inch or 7mm
#2 - rule is 3/8 inch or 9mm
#3 - rule is 7/16 inch or 11mm
#4 - rule is 9/16 inch or 14mm
#5 - rule is 5/8 inch or 16mm
#6 - rule is 3/4 inch or 1 mm
#7 - rule is 13/16 inch or 21mm

Two Points:

1. The larger the size, the thicker the lines
2.Sizes are approximate - actual size might be slightly larger or smaller than stated size

Horizontal Black & White Blank-Top

#7 | #6 | #5 | #4 | #3 | #2 | #1 | All sizes in one file

Handwriting Blank Top in Color

The handwriting paper printables here have a pink line as the letter base line. Choose from horizontal or vertical or both. The ruled lines are in 4 sizes.

Love this nice pink and blue paper. The sizes listed are approximate.


Approximate letter height:
3/4 inch
5/16 inch
1/2 inch
3/8 inch


Approximate letter height:
3/4 inch
5/16 inch
1/2 inch
3/8 inch

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