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# Art activities for kids : Geometric Art

Welcome to another week of Paint and Play along with Growing a Jeweled Rose, and Mess for Less.

Today we are exploring math and art and boy! it was so.much.fun. The kids used basic shapes to create art work. It was a great example of process-oriented art activities which all love and enjoy. {Access all our art activities here}

I gathered all our wooden and foam blocks and set out an assortment of solids ( mostly cubes and cuboids) along with bright colored acrylic paint and few sheets of colored paper.

The creative prompt : “Create any art by using just these basic shapes”

The kids set out to explore immediately. My toddler approached the art activity in a typical fashion and started printing using the cubes.

She used pretty much all the shapes, including the foam triangles to create her art work. She also tried to do a pattern and eventually got distracted haha. But this is a great opportunity to introduce patterning.

My 5 year old true to form needs to create a scene! She was very thrilled and quite proud of herself to create art with just basic shapes.

It was amazing to see her plan the art activity in her mind first and then she carefully chose her pieces to get what she wanted! Talk about planning, organizing and executing – all in this simple art activity. I adore the sun she made with a circle block and her cuboids for the rays!

That’s actually grandma’s! She is visiting and enjoyed making art with her grandchildren.! What’s more fun than getting messy with granny!

My toddler’s “product” of her process art.

Some more 3 year old geometric art – this apparently is a butterfly garden. Please note her signature on the top right!

That’s my 5 year old’s “shape scene” Cuboids for the sky and the rest are obvious.

This one I got to tell you is by far her favorite and mine too. She planned out her car and implemented is so beautifully. She has practiced drawing a car for a long time. This time however she had to translate that by using shapes. It was quite a challenge and she was very happy to have done it.

This is a shape “machine” which makes fairies?

One collaborative one with the 5 year old.

Well since this is a such a fun art activity, I had to make one, right.

My colorful city scene with the wooden blocks.

Ok, this is the reality shot- you floor will look like this if you do this art activity. Not a whole lot of mess honestly.