Jigsaw 3-D Displays
These dimensional jigsaws go from flat to fabulous in minutes!
Build a Peacock, Rainbow or Turkey 3-D Jigsaw that will decorate a classroom and enhance hand–eye coordination at the same time.
Create a jigsaw to coordinate with a unit of study (weather), or a holiday (Thanksgiving) or a trip to the zoo (peacocks). Construct a dimensional display that will reinforce hand–eye coordination and create a fun manipulative!
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Circle punch, Construction paper, Scissors, Sticky note
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Jigsaw 3-D Rainbow w/Clouds using construction paper in four colors of the rainbow, and layer them together with adhesive.
- Die-cut one white and two blue clouds using construction paper.
- Slide the rainbow into the slits in the slightly spaced-apart clouds for a 3-D design (Main Photo).
- Discuss weather, types of cloud formations and what produces the colors in a rainbow.
- Die-cut one Jigsaw 3-D Peacock body, and use three different colors of construction paper to die-cut the feathers.
- Use a circle punch to cut dots to add detail, and adhere to the feathers.
- Slide the peacock body into the slits in the slightly-spaced apart feathers for a 3-D design (Main Photo).
- Discuss birds, and what feathers were used for in the past and what they are used for today.
- Die-cut one Jigsaw 3-D Turkey body, and use four different colors of construction paper to die-cut the feathers.
- Die-cut two yellow beaks and two red wattles. Keep track of the small pieces by placing them on the sticky part of a sticky note. (This also makes it easy to add glue before layering them onto the turkey.)
- Attach a beak and a wattle to both sides of the turkey body.
- Slide the turkey body into the slits in the slightly spaced-apart feathers for a 3-D design (Main Photo).
- Discuss Thanksgiving and why the turkey was almost the national bird of the United States.
National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
- Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas.
Safety & Physical Education
Standard 2.4 Children Develop Competence and Confidence in Activities That Require Gross- and Fine-Motor Skills
- 2.4.2 Develop and refine fine-motor skills (e.g., complete gradually more complex puzzles, use smaller-sized manipulatives during play and use a variety of writing instruments in a conventional manner).