Let students cut, fold and glue 3D shapes. High quality letter-sized printables. Great hands-on activity for geometry to really understand 2D-3D relationships. Let kids draw a real life object on the shapes before glueing to get them to think ahead. Then let them draw an image of the shapes after folding to experience how a 3D shape is represented in 2D. Or use the color outline prints to see a wireframe effect.
For larger class projects, use the shapes as building blocks to create a small city complete with circus tents and skyscrapers! Or print on colored paper and stitch the shapes together to create a beautiful garland (you will need a long needle).
Original vector artwork, prints in all sizes. Download Build a cube
for free to check the quality. This is the second edition, redesigned based on TpT user feedback.
Included in this download:
Shapes: Triangular prism, square-based pyramid, cylinder, hexagonal prism, icosahedron & dodecahedron
6 pdf’s with foldable 3D shapes
6 pdf’s with foldable 3D shapes including color outlines
These shapes are part of a series of foldable 3D shapes:
Build six 3D shapes – foldable geometry net bundle 1
Build six more 3D shapes – foldable geometry net bundle 2
Free! Build a 3D cube
Build a 3D cuboid
Build a 3D triangular prism
Build a 3D triangular-based pyramid
Build a 3D square-based pyramid
Build a 3D trapezodial prism
Build a 3D cylinder
Build a 3D cone
Build a 3D hexagonal prism
Build a 3D octahedron
Build a 3D icosahedron
Build a 3D dodecahedron