DIY: Types Of Triangle Craft

Art and crafts are important for a child’s development. These activities allow self-expression, develop patience and confidence, promote planning and organization skills, improve fine motor skills, and enhance understanding of academic subjects. 

That’s why I always try to use art and craft activities at home to strengthen school learning. Recently, my daughter learnt about the different types of triangles in school. To build up on her learnings at school, I decided to do an interesting craft activity at home. 

I am going to share the details with you here in this blog. If you wish to try it out with your kiddo, you’re more than welcome. So, let’s begin!

Fun craft activity with different types of triangles 

Things You’ll Need:

  • “Types of triangles” print out
  • Choice of colors – crayons, oil pastels, etc.
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors (Disclaimer: Adult supervision is required. Please be vigilant while your kid is using a scissor for this craft.)


Take a print of our “Types of triangles” pdf. You can print as many copies as you would like. I printed two copies for this activity so I have an extra print in case things go wrong with the first one. 

Review the various types of triangles with your kid and explain how each one is different from the others. 

Now let your child use their choice of coloring medium to color all the triangles given on the sheet. 

My daughter used crayons for this activity, but your child can also use oil pastels, water colors, marker pens, etc.

When all the triangles are colored, it’s time to cut them out. If your child is older and is comfortable using scissors, you can let them do it. Or else, give them a helping hand to cut out the shapes. 

These are pairs of different types of triangles that we cut out. Each type of triangle is colored with a specific color for easy differentiation. For example, the green triangles are isosceles triangles, the red ones are obtuse triangles, the pink ones are scalene triangles, and so on. 

Now use these triangles to make the craft. We decided to club this triangle craft with different types of emotions and called it the “Emotion Triangles.” Have a look at the video shared below to see how I and my little one together made this colorful fun craft.

And here is the final look! Isn’t it cute? As kids love emojis, I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate them into this activity. We gave our triangles different expressions with tiny little hands and legs to complete their look. The best part of this activity was that I could teach the types of triangles to my daughter and make something fun out of them. 

And here is a closer look, in case you and your child wish to draw the same expressions on triangles. You can also do a quick search on the internet to find emojis with different expressions and use them in the craft. 

Wrapping up,

Learning triangles and their types can be confusing for kids as these are differentiated based on the length of the sides or their angles. This activity is a great way of helping kids grasp these concepts in a fun engaging way. I hope you and your kid enjoy this activity as much as we did. If you do, don’t forget to let us know!

In case you’re looking for more ideas to engage with children at home, do browse through our arts and crafts section where you’ll find activities like DIY geoboard, DIY Tangrams, DIY Flashcards, and more.

Happy Crafting!

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