Out of all of the traditional Montessori work, after the long Division work, the Geometric Shape Insets is my favorite. I used to love working with color pencils as a child, making all the beautiful patterns. I thought the price to buy one would not be in the budget so I didn't give them much thought until I saw this post. Her DIY Geometric shapes were beautiful and I attempted to make some, but I did not have the right cutting tool. My shapes were not geometrical. But you know what, Lil A likes them anyway and it gets the job done. We just won't be creating any exact geometric patterns with it. However, I am satisfied with the way the shelf turned out and guess what? It was super easy, no nailing or screwing, I just used my handy dandy super glue gun!
|The man at Lowe's cut a piece of wood into 4 pieces about 5 1/2" width.|
The length of mine is 24"
I hot glued wooden square dowels to serve as the ledge.
|I hot glued three pieces of ribbon.|
|I hot glued a ribbon to connect both sides |
to create a triangle.
The greatest advantage of this shelf
is that it can fold away nicely.
|If only I had sharper cutting tools, this would have been perfect ;)|
|But my Lil A loves it.|
I put the easier shapes on one side for her to start with.
However, she wanted to work with the harder shapes,
the quatrefoil being the hardest.
|Lil A's trapezoid came out perfect!|
So did all her other basic shapes.
|Her quatrefoil not so much, but I know it will be perfect soon!|
Noor Janan Link Ups:
Living Montessori Now- Montessori Monday
Noor Janan Links:
Montessori For Learning Free Shape Cards
Montessori Material Free Shape Cards
My Favorite how to Video and Lessons
Seedpod Craft Studio's Insets