Toddlers may concentrate on simple shapes, while older children may design very elaborate shapes. When this project is done with children ages 3 and younger, close adult supervision is required to ensure safety. Offer large pieces and cut items for 3-year
Glue, chenille sticks, straws, and yarn are always appealing. When the challenge of using these materials to define shapes is introduced, children immerse themselves in hands-on learning.
Invite children to describe their materials and efforts in visual-arts terms of line, shape, and texture.
On construction paper, use Crayola® Colored Pencils to draw a shape. Put Crayola® School Glue or Glitter Glue on top of the lines to form a shape.
With Crayola® Scissors, cut chenille sticks, drinking straws, and/or yarn to fit the shape. (An adult cuts pieces for children 3 and younger.) Place the pieces on the glue for a 3-dimensional effect.
Print the name of the shape, your name, and the date with colored pencils.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.