Being able to decipher between two dimensional and three dimensional objects is not an easy expected task for primary students. 3D shapes are not flat like 2D shapes. They have corners, edges and depth. Learning this skill is an essential part of art and geometry.
In today’s activity, we take flat pieces of cardboard from discarded materials to create a three dimensional upcycled umbrella craft for spring.
- cardboard boxes in different colors
- umbrella template
- Print out my umbrella template.
- Use my template to create umbrella shapes on cardboard.
- I created 8 umbrella shapes and glued them back to back.
- Create 2 umbrella handles, glue back to back.
- Cut 2 slits into the the umbrella shapes and 1 in the umbrella handle.
- Use my slit guidelines on the template.
Talk about 2D shapes while tracing and cutting the umbrella. Talk about 3D shapes before and after you assemble the 3 dimensional umbrella.
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