# Paper Shapes Activity

## Shape Activity For Preschoolers

This **shape activity for preschoolers** requires very simple materials.

It is the perfect project for little kids.

They can exercise their fine motor skills.

They will also learn to visualize different 3 dimensional shapes.

Note that this project requires a lot of eye-hand coordination.

Recommend for children above 4 years old.

## Paper Shapes Paper Activity

*Prep Time:*30 minutes

*Active Time:*1 hour

*Total Time:*1 hour 30 minutes

In this paper shapes activity, we will be building a prism and a cube to create a house.

### Materials

- color craft paper
- glue

### Tools

- scissors
- adult supervision

### Instructions

- First, let's build the prism. Gather your materials.
- Cut 9 strips of color paper. Make sure they are the same length or otherwise the cube will be crooked. Fold each strip in half lengthwise.
- Then create two base shapes. Since we are making a prism, the base shapes are equilateral triangles.
- Glue one strip perpendicularly on each corner of the triangle to make a pole.
- Stick the other base onto the 3 poles to finish the prism.
- Now do the same thing for the cube. This time, you need 12 stripes and the base shapes are squares.
- Finally, put the two objects together to form a house.

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These cube and prism are colorful and look great.

Kids can use them as decorations in their room.

Don’t forget to learn some geometry along the way.

### Key Learning:

- A prism is comprised of 9 strips. It has 5 flat surfaces – 2 equilateral triangles and 3 squares.
- A cube is comprised of 12 strips. It has 6 surfaces – all of them are squares.