This square craft for preschoolers is a great activity for kids learning about shapes and colors. It even throughs in some important scissor practice for those little hands. To create this craft, we used basic supplies, like construction paper. This makes it great for the classroom or at home.
Square Craft for Preschoolers
We love an easy craft that sneaks important skill-building. Create this simple square craft with your classroom or at your kitchen table.
Easy crafts are a great way to teach preschoolers some important concepts.
This square craft is great for teaching kids about shapes and primary colors.
Kids will even work on those important scissor skills and fine motor skills.
We’ve used this technique for lots of fun shapes.
As a bonus, this classroom activity uses simple craft supplies, like construction paper.
You can use this cutting practice activity in several ways.
- Decorate your classroom or playroom.
- Practice simple shapes like triangles and circles.
- Create them on cards to give to loved ones.
- Create them at your local library to go with some fun shape books.
- Use this craft during a primary color lesson plan.
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Why do we love crafting with construction paper?
Why do we love paper crafts? Because they secretly teach so many important skills for kids.
- Fine motor skills
- Cutting practice
- Following instructions
- and more!
If you’re looking for more ways to inspire your kids, check out our construction paper book!
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Tips for creating this square paper craft:
These squares are very simple. But here are some tips to help you along the way.
- To speed up this craft, you can cut the paper strips ahead of time.
- The size of the square we used was about 3″ x 3″. You can let your child choose whichever size they prefer.
- Let the kids play around with the colors they want, or the direction the strips go in. There is no right way.
- Try switching the construction paper for scrapbook paper.
- Construction Paper - Red, Yellow, & Blue
- Cardstock - White or Black
- Pre-Cut Cardboard Square or Ruler
- Glue Stick
- Start by cutting a piece of cardstock in half.
- On one half, trace your cardboard square or use a ruler to create a square.
- Lightly bend the paper in half, pinching inside of the square to cut a slit.
- From that slit cut out to the outer edge of the square.
- Finish cutting out the square.
- Use half sheets of construction paper to start cutting paper strips.
- Start gluing the paper strips onto the second half of cardstock.
- Glue the cut-out square sheet of paper, pencil mark side down, onto the paper strips.
- Trim around the outer edge.
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