Make a math Christmas decoration! Turn two-dimensional circles into a three-dimensional Christmas bauble with this free paper Christmas bauble printable.
How to make a 3D Christmas bauble with printable
This is an easy Christmas craft that combines math with art as a fun and simple STEAM lesson for Christmas. Let’s turn flat circles into a 3-D paper Christmas bauble.
Materials needed:: printable paper Christmas bauble template – one per child (see below to print)
Print the paper Christmas bauble on card (see below to print). Colour in all six circles in your choice of colours.
Now we’re going to turn our flat, two-dimensional circles into a three dimensional sphere to create our bauble. Cut out the six circles – great scissor skills practice – then hold each in half.
Glue one half of each circle to half of another to form a 3-d sphere shape. (See photo above.)
You can quickly wiggle the circles a little, before the glue dries, to get them all lined up neatly.
You might like to add patterns to your bauble: make them symmetrical, concentric or repeating.
Add a ribbon or thread to the top of your bauble so you can hang it up. Use glue or tape to hold it in place, or use a needle to stitch the thread through and then tie a knot in the end.
More Christmas decoration craftsDecorate your whole tree with these Christmas decorations – all with added learning!
Download your ready-made Nativity UnitDownload the Play Academy’s ready-made Nativity Unit and you’ll have everything you need to lead a set of activities to introduce your children to the Nativity story. This Unit includes artist-drawn puppets/colour-in nativity scene characters and printable Bible verse cards, that your children can use year after year. In this Nativity teaching unit your children can: :: learn about the Nativity and create their own Nativity book or small world scene using colour-in puppet / nativity scene characters :: learn about Mary and Joseph’s journey, and explore junk modelling :: learn about the shepherds role, and explore loose parts :: learn about Jesus’ birth :: learn about the three wise men, and complete their book / re-tell the story in their small world
Bonus Nativity thematic unit printablesThe Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach. No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit. In this Nativity Unit you’ll receive these bonus printables: :: My Nativity Story book to write, colour and complete to tell the Nativity story :: a set of artist-drawn My Nativity Puppets to colour, cut out and use to re-cap and act out the Nativity story :: Nativity Vocabulary Cards to recap and consolidate learning :: Nativity Bible Verse Cards to read, narrate your own acting out of the story, and perhaps to memorise
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