Geometric Shapes To Print.
Shapes, Designs & Polyhedra To Cut, Color or Fold
Several collections of 2D, 3D and other dimension geometric shapes to print. Basic, solid, artistic and fun designs to cut and paste. Use as free geometric coloring pages, fold 3D paper models, geometrical solids and polyhedra, create patterns, sequences, teach math geometry definitions or use them for your favourite crafts.
1. Basic 2D and Solid 3D Geometric Shapes
Two dimensional shapes have an area but no volume and three dimensional shapes have volume, as seen in the two pictures below.
Basic 2D Geometric Shapes
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Some basic 2D shapes are called polygons. Polygons are closed 2 dimensional shapes of which all the lines are straight, examples: triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon. There are different types of polygons: A regular polygon has equal sides and angles, if all sides and angles are not equal it is called an irregular polygon. If any of the sides are curved, then it is not a polygon.
Solid 3D Geometric Shapes
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A 3D or three dimensional shape has 3 dimensions: width, depth and height. 3D shapes have other properties, such as volume (think of the entire space within the shape), surface area (think of all the sides you would be able to color), vertices (corner points), faces (individual surface areas), edges (corners).
2. 3D Geometric Shapes to Print and Fold
Three dimensional shapes can be divided into two types of geometric solids called Polyhedra and Non-polyhedra. All the faces of Polyhedra are flat, examples: cube, pyramid, hexagonal prism, octahedron. If any face of the 3D shape is not flat it is called non-polyhedra, examples: sphere, cone, cylinder, torus. To create a solid 3D geometric shape, you need to create a pattern, also called a "net". Cut the net out and fold all the solid lines, most nets include tabs which are used to glue the sides of the solid shape in position.
Print the patterns for the 8 different geometric solids as seen in the picture below by clicking on the links below the picture. Each pattern will open in a new window.
- Rectangular Prism
- Trapezoidal Prism
- Hexagonal Prism
For more of these fun shapes to fold view this comprehensive and printable Alphabetical Visual Index or Find more here.
Create an entire town or geo city of your own, as in the pictures below.
For this geo city project we used a large black piece of card stock and attached it to a piece of cardboard box. We then marked the roads and crossings out with a white marker pen and pieces of white paper. Houses and buildings were created using cubes, pyramids, cones, rectangular and other prism shapes in different sizes, using a photocopier to make the patterns larger and smaller. Different colours of card stock were used to make the city interesting with trees, dams, pools, post boxes, cars, busses and small outdoor furniture pieces.
3. Individual 2D and 3D Shapes to Print
A collection of 10 Printable booklets with individual geometric shapes to print, cut or colour. The printable pages include different sizes, patterns, sequences and design ideas concerning a specific geometric shape.
Use these shapes as geometric coloring pages or as templates to create your own designs for crafts.
Simply click on one of the links below to open these free printable pages.
4. Geometric Shapes for Craft Projects
- Fun Shapes
- Instant Eyes Template
- Playing Cards Template
- Diamond Cuts for Jewellery
- A Collection of Square Patterns & Designs
- Flower Template
- Craft Templates
5. Geometric Shapes Resources
2D and 3D Creativity with Geometric Shapes
Fascinated with designs and patterns created with geometric shapes? These are must-haves! Click on pic's for info.
6. Fun Geometric Resources for Kids
The latest, greatest, and best in education and helping children understand shapes and volume - so much fun they won't know they are learning!
- From Amazon Learning Resources - We like the Geometric Tack Set, Geometric Pattern Cards, 3-1 Geometric stacker and the Geometric Pattern Blocks and Boards are superb!
- From Wayfair - Hot items include: Geometrical Stamp Set, Folding Geometric shapes, 3D Geometric Shapes For Overhead Projectors, Geometric Craft Sticks and Wonderfoam Geometric Shapes!
- From Discount School Supply + FREE SHIPPING - Some great finds include: Chalkboard Shapes, Geometric Stackers, Geometric Stampers, Wood Pattern Blocks and the Geo Snaps are amazing.
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7. Create Shapes and Patterns Online
Looking for a website to play around on where you can create shapes, patterns, sequences and designs online? I found this neat site where you can 'shape up':
The Shape Tool
8. Tangrams For Geometrical Reasoning
Tangram Images With Geometric Shapes To Print
Tangrams are an invaluable resource for logical geometrical reasoning and development. Tangram puzzles will assist with spatial development as well as creative development. It is a fun way to learn and create. For more geometric shapes to print hop over to our free tangram resource pages... click here to go!
9. Geometric Shapes Worksheets To Print
17 Different worksheets to print, cut, color, outline, complete and learn about 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes, polygons, shape names and much more ... click here to go!
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