Thursday, September 15, 2011

2D Shape People Crafts Activity

Math and Arts & Crafts Activity

Children might enjoy making these cute SHAPE PEOPLE as they learn about 2-D Shapes.

Olivia Octagon

  • Construction Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Stapler
  • Google Eyes (optional)
  • Marker or crayons

  • Decide which 2-D shape(s) to create.
  • Draw or trace the shape onto construction paper. (This is the body.)
  • Recreate the shape 4 more times in a smaller version (for hands and feet).
  • Cut out the 5 shapes.
  • Cut 4 strips of paper (approximately 1 inch wide).
  • Accordian fold the strips. These will be the arms and legs.
  • Use glue or stapes to attach all the pieces.
  • Draw facial features and/or add google eyes.
  • Hang on wall, bulletin board, etc.
  • If desired, punch a small hole at the top and hang your shape person from the ceiling with a string, yarn, etc.
  • Children (or adults) can label the shapes (octagon, pentagon, etc.).
  • Students can use alliteration to give names to their shapes. (Examples: Olivia Octagon, Tommy Triangle, Paula Pentagon)

Cecil Circle

Possible shapes to use:
  • circle
  • triangle (equilateral, isosceles, scalene)
  • quadrilateral (square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, rhombus)
  • pentagon
  • hexagon
  • heptagon
  • octagon
  • nonagon
  • decagon

Other math vocabulary which may be included in this activity

Similar: when figures have the same shape but different size (large and small shapes)
Congruent: when figures have the same shape and size



  1. Very cute idea and a great way to create with shapes! Thank you for sharing this on The Sunday Showcase.



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