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Making a Stop Sign

Measuring and cutting to make octagon

Month 3 · Activity 19 ·   Art  

Instructions

  • Fold a red sheet of paper 8 1/2 by 11 in half.  Measure and cut out a 5 1/2 “ square 
  • Fold 5 1/2 “ square in half
  • Measure 1 1/2 “ in from unfolded top corner and mark. Repeat with bottom corner
  • Measure 1 1/2 “ down from unfolded corner and mark. Repeat, measuring 1 1’2” up from bottom corner
  • Draw line to make triangle on both outside corners and cut 
  • Open up and cut on fold to make 2 octagons
  • Write with white chalk the word STOP on the octagon

Simplify

Count the number of sides of the octagon stopsign (8).

Extend

Let child carefully look at ruler and markings when cutting out the octagon see how measurements are made.

Materials

  • red paper - 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • white chalk
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills