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The Nutcracker with a twist: Christmas art ideas

Christmas Quadrilateral Nutcrackers

This is a little Art lesson to incorporate a little more thought and engagement into the creative process. By limiting the children to particular shapes, you can help them revise all the members of the quadrilateral family including squares, rectangles, parallelograms, rhombuses and trapezoids.

You will need:

  • various colours of paper,
  • scissors,
  • backing paper,
  • glue.
  • (optional) decorations such as sequins, glitter, etc.

Here’s how it works:

Their nutcracker is made up of parts made only from members of the quadrilateral family – squares, rectangles, parallelograms, rhombuses, and trapezoids.

Nutcracker characters made from quadrilaterals

This could work as a fun, hands on revision lesson or as a means to finalize learning at the end of the topic. It also works as a lovely Christmas display for the festive season!

Of course, it is not just limited to The Nutcracker guard and the idea could be applied to any story or character throughout the school year.


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