I’m excited to share with you this VERY easy DIY shape craft as apart of the addition of our 12 Months of Montessori Learning series!
I love easy and cheap ways to my help kids learn. We have made a lot of our homeschool materials. I made this craft and presented it to the kids outside. We have had gorgeous weather!
DIY Shapes Craft
- Colored Popsicle Sticks
- Permanent Marker
To makes these, count out one color for each of the shapes you want to make. I ran out of colors so I used plain sticks to make our decagon and nonagon. Then I just added a green band to the nonagon sticks. I also added the number of sides to each of the sticks.
Presenting DIY Shapes Craft
Presenting this work is VERY easy. I added the triangle and square shapes to a tray and added it to our mat. I presented one shape at a time. Now that we have had this work with us for a bit, I can add all the shapes to the tray at a time!
WORD OF WARNING: putting together ALL the shapes at one time takes a good bit of space, so you may want to ask your child to put these together on the floor so they have plenty of space to work!
This is a great self guided work with a control of error since each shape is a different color.
- Along with creating the shapes, you can help your child count the number of sides for a good extension in number recognition.
- Color recognition would be a good lesson to entertain your toddler while you work with your older child in homeschool.
- Use these math shape sticks for introducing math terms to children. Hexagon, octagon, and decagon are words they may not have heard before.
- You can also use these to add! Make a decagon, then see what other numbered shapes you can use to make 10.