This red day art and craft idea is perfect for a preschool class. Let your students practice cutting and gluing while learning about the color red or the triangle shape.
Red Day Art and Craft Idea
We’re getting down to the basics with this simple craft. In the past, we’ve shared a lot of rainbow crafts, but this idea focuses on just one color.
Several preschool classrooms have a day that celebrates a certain color. This red day art and craft idea is perfect for any day that you are learning about the color red. Not only can you use this simple craft to learn about colors, but it’s a great scissor activity or triangle craft.
So let’s break out the red paper and get cutting!
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Tips for making scissor activities for 4-year-olds.
- For younger children, you can pre-cut the triangles so they only have to focus on cutting the paper strips.
- Thicker paper such as cardstock can be easier for them to handle while learning to use scissors.
- You can also trim all of the edges using a paper cutter at the end.
- Plan this craft out with different shapes or colors to match your lesson plan.
Red color craft for preschool
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this red color craft. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
- White Paper
- Red Paper
- Glue Stick
- Fold the white piece of paper in half lengthwise and then cut into 2 equal pieces.
- Using a ruler, create a triangle on one of the pieces of paper.
- Pinch and snip a slit in the center of the triangle shape.
- Cut the triangle out of the center of the paper.
- Cut strips of your colored paper. You can mix shades and sizes of strips.
- Place your cut triangle on top of the second half of paper and trace.
- Glue strips of red paper to cover your traced triangle.
- Glue the cut triangle on top, with the pencil side down.
- Trim off any paper strips sticking out.
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More than just teaching the color red to preschoolers
This craft may seem simple on the outside, but it’s quite perfect for a room full of 4-year-olds. Check out these ways to use this craft in your classroom, daycare, or kitchen table.
- Talk about triangles! Don’t focus on the red. Or make it blue instead. This craft can help your child talk about this basic shape.
- Decorate your bulletin board with this colorful craft.
- What other shapes does your child like? You could make a red square, circle, or star.
- Create an array of different colors and shapes and then frame them to decorate a child’s playroom.
- Use this craft during your red day activities.
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