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15 Easy Shape Crafts perfect for teaching shapes to preschoolers

These shape crafts are perfect for teaching shapes to preschoolers. Basic shapes are important for your child to learn. Use these arts and crafts ideas to help your kids learn about different shapes.

Crafts that teach about basic shapes. Text Reads: "Shape Crafts For Kids"

Shape Crafts

These simple shape crafts are great for a classroom craft or for a quiet afternoon of crafting at the kitchen table.

You can display them in your playrooms or let them decorate your bulletin board.

Plus because these crafts are basic shapes, kids will be learning as they create.

While they are learning about shapes, they will also be building fine motor skills, cutting skills, and learning about primary colors.

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When do kids learn shapes?

You can start teaching shapes to kids as young as 2 years old. Start with the basics, circles, squares, and triangles. Around 3 years old, you can start introducing harder shapes, hearts, diamonds, stars, ovals, etc.

Don’t be discouraged if your child isn’t learning as fast as others. All kids learn at their own pace.

These shape crafts are perfect for older kids that are still struggling or to use in a class setting where kids are learning at different levels.

Our Favorite Craft Supplies

When creating these easy Christmas crafts, you are probably going to want to stock up on some red, silver, white, and green pipe cleaners.

These craft supplies are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies. These crafts are a great way to use up that stash of black paper.
  • Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plate – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
  • Pipe Cleaners – Their bendy and hold their shape, which makes for some fun creating!

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Crafts that teach about basic shapes. Text Reads: "Basic Shapes - Arts, Crafts, and Activities"


Teaching shapes to preschoolers

These crats will help your kids learn about basic shapes.

Circle Crafts for Preschoolers

These crafts focus on the circle shape.

Square shapes for kids

These crafts focus on the square shape.

Triangle shapes for kids

These crafts focus on the triangle shape.

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