Turn tangrams into stamps to create tangram process art! This activity pairs math + art to learn about shapes and make fun process art.
We love to mix math and art activities especially ones that allow all of my kids to get involved with the fun!
This project was a great learning opportunity for my toddlers, my Kindergartner, and my 11-year-old! This activity is a great way to make math tangible and explore different ways to make art!
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What is Process Art?
Process Art is art that is focused more on the making of the art rather than the end product even though the end product can sometimes be pretty neat too!
Process art is a great activity for toddlers and preschoolers and you can use so many different objects to explore different shapes and textures.
Tangram Process Art Supplies
How to Make Tangram Process Art
Use your foam tangram pieces to explore different shapes. Some fun shapes to make include flowers, snowflakes, and hearts.
Sometimes, you end up making some pretty fun things like an Optimus Prime tangram.
Use duct tape to tape the tangram shapes together. We didn’t use too much duct tape because we would be peeling it off at the end of the project to use our tangram shapes for more fun activities.
Make sure to get your pieces as close together as you can.
Paint the side of your tangrams that does not have any tape on it with washable paint. This was my two-year-olds favorite part.
Flip your tangram shape over and carefully push down on the sides to make sure all of the sides transfer to the paper.
Pull the tangram up gently and try out some more shapes! You can even use multiple colors on your tangram to create different images.
Rinse your foam tangram pieces and let them dry before packing them back into the container.
DON’T FORGET TO PIN THIS IMAGE TO SAVE THIS MATH ART ACTIVITY FOR LATER!
Meet Toni, the Maker Mom behind Our Family Code
Hey there, I’m Toni! I’m a software engineer and Maker Mom that finds my joy in unleashing my children’s curiosity by exploring STEAM concepts with my fantastic five!
When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
I am the owner and content creator of multiple educational websites designed to increase access to STEAM & STEM education with a focus on teaching computer science and coding to kids of all ages!
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