Colorful Math Art Project for Kids Inspired by the Artist Klee


Math with artwork takes two of my favourite issues and combines them collectively into beautiful math artwork tasks! The mathematics artwork actions we’re doing right now are nice for teenagers of all ages and all grades and work effectively at residence or within the classroom as a result of it makes use of easy artwork provides, may be carried out with a bunch (even at completely different grade ranges) and leads to lovely, colourful, artistic artwork made by youngsters.

Let’s make math artwork impressed by the artist, Paul Klee!

Let’s Make Artwork with Math!

We love all artwork & craft actions for teenagers, however particularly those who combine studying with artwork. On this form artwork challenge impressed by the artist, Paul Klee, youngsters innately be taught geometry, fractions and measurements whereas creating lovely artwork.

Associated: Fun games with math

Youngsters can combine colours and shapes in a manner that expresses their creative aptitude whereas absorbing math ideas.

Math Artwork Venture for Youngsters of All Ages

This artwork math exercise was carried out with a bunch of youngsters ranging in age from 3 years outdated to third graders. It was enjoyable having the ability to do a studying exercise collectively, that a number of ages can be taught from on the identical time. I discovered it to be the proper math artwork challenge for teenagers of all ages and ranges in a bunch setting.

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Shapes Impressed by Artist Paul Klee

We had been impressed to create our challenge by the Castle and Sun work of Paul Klee:

Extra About Paul Klee, Artist

Paul Klee was a Swiss-born German artist. His extremely particular person fashion was influenced by actions in artwork that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism…His works replicate his dry humor and his generally childlike perspective, his private moods and beliefs, and his musicality.


Artwork Provides Wanted for This Math Artwork Venture

supplies needed for this math art project: construction paper cut into different sizes shown on a table next to regular size paper
Shapes had been lower out from strips of paper forward of time.

Prep for Youngsters Math Artwork Venture

  1. I lower strips of building paper that had been 1 and a half inches thick.  
  2. I then made squares from these strips (1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″) and rectangles by slicing double-wide squares (1 1/2″ x 3″).  
  3. From a few of the squares, we lower them in half to make triangles, mini-rectangles and tiny squares.

Instructions for Artwork Math Venture

Step 1

Begin by exhibiting the kids Klee’s work. Talk about how he match quite a lot of shapes into an area to create a fortress scene.  

Introduce that we’ll be utilizing the rules of making bigger pictures from smaller shapes and utilizing quite a lot of visible house. They are going to be inspired to utterly fill their web page with the shapes!

Give every baby their base sheet of white building paper.

Step 2

Give youngsters entry to the number of shapes already lower from a number of colours of building paper to connect onto their white building paper base.

The rule: No overlapping items (or attempt to not have overlapping) and “fill” all of the white.

Older college students had to make use of quite a lot of shapes, they needed to have a number of of every form of their image.

Youthful kiddos might use simply squares or squares and rectangles to fill their sheet.  

Practising Math By Artwork

math art project - text: practicing fractions - finished math art inspired by Klee that has fractions listed on the shapes like 1/12, 1/6 and 1/3
Fractions are extra enjoyable when you possibly can SEE them!

With out even realizing it, your youngsters are studying primary rules of geometry and the way shapes and space work together. Present them how apparent some fractions are when the items are all the identical form, however discover how different shapes begin showing in fractions as effectively.

Within the instance pictured above:

  • The higher left nook inexperienced sq. is 1/twelfth of your entire web page.
  • The higher center pink is 1/sixth dimension
  • And whenever you mix the three completely different shapes within the decrease row, it’s 1/third

If you wish to add one other studying aspect to the web page to your older youngsters, ask them to clarify in fractions how a lot a row or a selected form or colour takes up within the “house” of the picture.

Completed Math Artwork Venture: Lovely Colourful Artwork

Finished math art shown with child's hand next to a finished colorful collage of shapes cut from construction paper
This lovely math artwork challenge is wall-worthy!

We have now our math classes hanging proudly on our wall as artwork…isn’t this simply the very best?

I’m impressed to create extra artwork this fashion.

Prep Time

Energetic Time
20 minutes

Complete Time
35 minutes


Estimated Price


  • A number of colours of building paper to be lower into shapes
  • White building paper for use as a base of the artwork challenge


  • Scissors or preschool coaching scissors
  • Glue or glue stick


  1. Prep for the artwork challenge forward of time by slicing the colourful strips of building paper into strips after which squares and rectangles which are multiples of these shapes: single broad and double broad with some which are lower as fractions of the unique strip like 1/2 and 1/4.
  2. With a stack of colourful shapes, youngsters will fill of their paper creating a constant house between the shapes and use the completely different dimension shapes for various artwork kinds. The one rule is not any overlapping items.
  3. Youngsters will glue items onto white canvas base of building paper or poster board.
  4. (Non-obligatory) Have a look at the fractions inside the completed math artwork work and focus on.

Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids by Karyn Tripp book from Amazon - 40 fun art projects to build amazing math skills
What a enjoyable solution to discover math artwork ideas!

Extra Math Artwork Assets

I discovered an ideal little guide with much more Math Art for Kids! It has 40 enjoyable artwork tasks to construct superb math abilities.

A few of the tasks embody making pixel artwork, discover symmetry artwork, use equations, counting, addition and multiplication to create Fibonacci and golden rectangle artwork.

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How did your Klee impressed math artwork challenge prove?

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