The skill of using a straight edge to draw a line is often a challenge for young children.  The examples below were used when patterns and colors where also being taught.  Any straight edged shape would do, just make sure it is made of a sturdy material (cardboard works great!).  The clear plastic shape that is displayed in the 1st picture was from a box of 30 purchased at a tag sale!

Mimi the Artist likes to use simple shapes to make interesting pictures.  Below are examples of using a triangle pattern and tracing along its edges using either a marker or colorful crayons. Young children enjoy doing this project using crayons the painting in the spaces with paint.  Water based paint was used in the pictures below:

 

 

 

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