DLTK's Educational Crafts
Squire Square Shapes Buddy
by Leanne Guenther
(en español) (en
Squire Square is an easy paper craft to help young children learn about
squares. See if you can count how many squares there are in the craft (we
counted 11 -- not counting the square-ish teeth).
We also have a basic square craft if you prefer something simpler.
You can make this craft a bit simpler, by only using the first template
or you can go all out and use all three.
- something to color with (crayons, paint, markers, etc)
- print template of choice.
- You can mix and match the color and B&W Templates to save yourself
- The 3rd template (the legs and feet) lends itself especially well to
printing out the B&W version on brown construction paper.
- cut out the template pieces. This may require adult assistance. If you
have a beginning user of scissors, let them cut out the easy (large) pieces
(like the head, legs, feet and body) while you cut out the harder ones (mouth,
eyes, neck, arms and hat).
- glue the pieces together.
- If you get stuck, use the small image at the top of this page to give
you an idea of how it goes together.
- If you are working with a large group of children, you may wish to
pre-make an example Squire Square to display during craft time.
- use the feet (rectangles) to launch a brief discussion about the
difference between a square and a rectangle (both have 4 sides and 4 corners,
but the square's sides are equal).
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Template 1: Head, Face and Hat
Template 2: Body and Arms
Template 3: Legs, Belt and Feet
Printable version of this instruction page