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!
Construction paper cut into various shapes
Construction paper for background
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 at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.