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Shape Craft For Toddler to Preschool
So I am not the next Picasso. Alot of kids think I do the job just fine though, so I can't complain. I have a little friend I get to watch every once and a while when his mom wants a break and he does not know his colors so I am trying to teach him. So, my new craft is a robot that can be turned into a puppet to help him learn his shapes and colors. Laugh if you must, but Nolly is kind of cute in my opinion and she gets the job done. What I really need to do is post some of these projects finished so you can see how cute they come out.
So what you will need to get you started is construction paper in different colors, 5 brads, 2 Popsicle sticks, glue, string, hole puncher, and scissors.
If you are short on time then you can precut this. If your child is older and using kid scissors then you could let them cut the shapes and just copy the template. Otherwise, what I do is ask my kids what colors they want and since they are still small I cut the shapes myself.
Step 1: Glue the popsicle sticks in the middle to make a t.
Step 2: Cut a square,an oval, 4 rectangles, 5 circles, and 3 triangles. Now is a really good time to ask them if they know what shape it is or how many you have. It is a good chance to reinforce color, shape, and numbers.
Step 3: The square and the oval are connected by one brad. Half way down on each side of the oval you want to put one hole so you can attach the rectangles one to each side.
Step 4: Two holes at the bottom of the oval but off to the side a little. I have put x's on the template to show where the brads go.
Step 5: Glue three circles in the middle. These are our robot buttons. These buttons are what our robot would do if it was real. Mine cleans house HEHEHE.
Step 6: The other two circles go over the arm rectangles to make her hands.
Step 7:Glue the triangles on. One for each rectangle leg and One on her head.
Step 8: Give your robot any silly face you want.
Step 9: On the rectangle hand you can punch holes and attach string then attach to the popsicle sticks. You can out a hole in the middle of the head to and attach that to the stick. If you choose to go this far then you will want to make holes in your popsicle sticks with a nail and hammer.
Have fun. Hope you like.
Love u kiddos.