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Friends. Shape art was fantastic. This took me a hot second to put together, my kids loved it, I loved it, and everything was pretty much perfect.
Shape art works. Here’s why.
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Why do a shape art activity with kids?
Kids need to play. They need art. They need math. They need all of the things that this activity offers them. Shape art is one perfect activity.
And it was so easy to put together.
There’s always this rumor going around that kids need crazy intricate or super elaborate activity set ups. THEY DON’T.
Kids need open-ended, fun, engaging activities to help them grow and learn. They need experience and exposure – and this activity gives them experience and exposure to shapes and art. It’s fantastic.
This doesn’t have a complicated set-up AT ALL!
Altogether, this took my about 2 minutes to set up and the most challenging part was taping it to the wall.
THIS ACTIVITY IS SO EASY.
I pulled off some Kraft paper and started drawing overlapping shapes all over it.
My five-year-old helped me tape it to the wall and that completes the set up.
I wasn’t kidding that it’s a really easy activity to start.
OMG DOES IT GET ON THE WALL?!
No. Kraft paper is super thick and I’ve never had a problem with it bleeding through.
Of course, you do your own test just to make sure but this has always been great for me.
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Don’t worry: your kid won’t then start painting the walls.
Kids are smart.
Kids get context.
Just because they are allowed to paint onto paper on the wall doesn’t mean they’re going to paint on all walls.
Think about water: in the bath tub, kids know they can pour water from a cup. At dinner, they know they can’t pour the cup of water on the table. Kids understand when they can and when they can’t do something because they are really smart like that.
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My kids loved this shape art!
What an absolute hit for my 3- and 5-year-old! My daughter definitely had much more control in her motor skills for the detail painting work – and obviously. She’s almost two years older.
My three-year-old loved having shapes to fill in – this was perfect for him since he wants to play with coloring books but they’re just too small and detailed for him.
Shape art up on the wall was perfect for both of them.
This was the perfect math / art activity
We loved this part math, part art activity – it was EVERYTHING.
Grab some paper, make some shapes – your kids will love it too.
When will you make this easy kids activity?