Straw and Pipe Cleaner Geometry

Creative Wednesday

Teaching shapes is fun. Using simple materials, my 8-year-old charge created squares, triangles, diamonds, quadrangles, and more. Older kids can be more creative and make 3-D shapes such as cubes. Build them, take them apart, and start all over again.

You Will Need:

Pipe Cleaners
Straws
Safety Scissors

What to Do:

Show the kids how to cut up straws and pipe cleaners to make geometric shapes. Slide pipe cleaners into the straws to keep the shapes from falling apart.

Comments

  1. Amazing activity. I used enjoy playing with straws too.

  2. Used to*

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