Transform art into geometry by using string and push pins to create colorful shapes. Young learners can practice making triangles and squares, while older kids will have a blast making beautiful parabolic curves and other designs.
What You’ll Need
- Cork, foam core board, or wood
- Push pins, toothpicks that have been cut in half, or nails
- Hammer (optional: for use with nails and wood)
- Colorful string, yarn, embroidery thread or pipe cleaners
- School glue or hot glue (optional)
Safety Tips and Hints
Younger children should be supervised around push pins, toothpicks, and nails, which have sharp points and are choking hazards.
Children must be supervised around hot glue and glue guns.
What to Do
Step 1: Show your young artist how to push pins or toothpicks into cork or foam core, so that they stand straight up.
Step 2: Let your child draw some shapes on a piece of paper and ask her to mark the corners. Explain that the pins used on the cork will be the corners of the shapes, and that string will make the lines.