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Arts & Crafts: Shapes


Circle-O-Saurus added 9-20-00 Original Author Unknown

Need: paper, glue, several size circles

Directions: cut several sizes of circles and let the kids make dinosaurs out of circles. They really turned out cute, and the kids had fun with it.


Triangle/ Ice cream cone added 9-20-00 Original Author Unknown

Need: paper, scissors

Directions: Children cut triangle out of brown paper to make the cone and cut a scoop of ice cream out of white paper. (Teacher traces the shape on the paper.) Cut
small triangles out of different colors. Kids glue the cone and ice cream onto a 9 x 12 sheet of purple paper to make ice cream cone and glue triangles onto the ice cream to make sprinkles.


Sally Square added 9-20-00 Original Author Unknown

Need: Paper, glue, scissors

Directions: Children cut out 2 1" white squares for eyes, a 1" brown square for nose and a 2" red square for the mouth and 2 - 2" blue squares for the feet. Teacher cuts 4 - 9" x 1" yellow strips for the arms and legs. Children fold strips back and forth. Using a 9" dark blue square for the face/body children glue on eyes, nose, mouth arms and legs. Glue 2 strips on either side for the arms and 2 strips on the bottom for the legs. Glue blue squares at end of legs for feet. Glue wiggly eyes onto the white square eyes. Use shredded crinkled paper for the hair.


Shape Book  added 9-20-00 Original Author Unknown

Need: paper, marker

Directions: Make a Shape Book Use a 9x6 (1/2 of the big sheets) sheet of construction paper and fold in half. Then take 2 sheets of 8.5x11 paper and fold in half. Put on the first page: Red Circle Red Circle What do you See? Have red circles available for the children to glue on the page. 2nd page: (on the top) I see a green triangle looking at me. Have green triangles for the children to glue. (at the bottom of the page write:) Green triangle green triangle what do you see? Keep on till you've used all the shapes and on the last page have at the top "I see ___________ looking at me." Child can write their name on the line (maybe!) and draw a picture of themselves.


My Shape Book added 2-19-02 Submitted by: Mandi McIntyre

Need: paper, marker, glue, scissors, and old magazines

Directions: Take a few sheets of construction paper and fold them in half, and put together like a "book."  Have the children search in old magazines and/or newspaper for shapes. (triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, etc... ) Cut them out and paste one shape on each page of your book.  Help the children write down the shape name underneath each picture.  Put "My Shape Book" on the front with name and decorate.




 

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