Take learning and fun to a new dimension with these printable 3D Shapes! Your whole family will love making them and learning more about the shapes they see all around them!
There’s nothing I love more than finding activities for my kids that make learning fun! It’s so great when they get to work with their hands to create and play, all while practicing important developmental skills. These printable 3D Shapes are the perfect activity!
Your kids will love cutting out and folding each shape together, and then explore all of the parts of each shape.
Don’t miss out on this fun learning activity!
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post and grab your printable 3D Shapes! For more hands-on learning fun, learn about the solar system with these Papercraft Planet Cards, or explore the weather with these Papercraft Weather Cards!
Benefits of Learning 3D Shapes
Learning about shapes is a very important part of every kid’s development! As your kids explore 3D shapes, they will be able to:
- Practice identifying and organizing the details of each shape,
- Improve their ability to recognize the different shapes of letters and numbers.
- Have greater success down the road in reading, math, and science
Tips and Tricks
- Use colorful cardstock to make your 3D shapes brighter and sturdier!
- Print and make several 3D shapes, and explore what you can build with them!
- Use double-sided adhesive for quick and clean assembly of your 3D shapes!
How Do I Print A PDF?
You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file, then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides.
Can I Resell These?
You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or receive in your email. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.
More Shape Ideas!
Go on a shape hunt! Explore your home or neighborhood and look for all the different shapes. It might help to take your cards with you to help you identify them. You’ll be surprised at all the different shapes you find!
Gather the toys in your home and sort them by shape. How many of each shape do you have? How many different sizes?
Add some 3D shapes to a plastic bin and fill it with rice or dried beans. Your kids will love digging around and exploring each shape with their hands! Sort the shapes by size or color. What can you build by putting them together?
Read Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes together! Your kids will love this exciting space adventure that features all of the 3D shapes they are learning about!
Michele is a mom of 5 with her degree in marriage and family studies. She believes that one of the best ways you can spend time with your family is doing fun things together.