Get Crafty: Shape Collages

When I first saw this shape recognition robot from Make, Do, & Friend, I though it would be a fun craft project.

I set to work cutting out shapes from construction paper and told the girls they could make try and make robots from the shapes.

They had different ideas!

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Supplies Needed:

Construction paper cut into various shapes
Construction paper for background
Glue sticks

I set both girls up with a glue stick and a pile of multicolored shapes.

AJ (age 3) thought a robot sounded like a perfect idea and got to work gluing. She glued and piled and glued and piled until she had an interesting layered robot.

Lizzie (age 5), as usual, had a different idea.

She started making pictures with her shapes. First she made this kite and then she made a pretty girl with very long hair.

All in all, it was a very fun and successful crafting session. The girls were able to work independently and worked hard coming up with their own masterpieces.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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