Shape House Craft

If you’re working on shapes with your preschooler, this shape house craft is a must-see. It’s simple enough for both toddlers and preschoolers to do.

This paper craft for preschoolers provides an opportunity for toddlers and preschoolers to practice colors and shapes. You can use construction paper, cardstock, or craft foam.

Shape House Craft

If you plan to use this with toddlers, you can precut the shapes for your little ones. Then, review shape names as your kids glue the craft pieces to make the house.

Preschoolers can do the cutting themselves if they need to work on scissor skills, as well.

What You’ll Need

colored craft paper


• craft glue


• pencil

What You’ll Do

Use the template to cut out the pieces needed for the shape house and tree.

Glue the thin triangular shape over the oval to make the tree.

Glue the square on a sheet of white cardstock. Glue the door and window on the square.

Use pens to add a little detail to the window and glue the small round shape on the door as the door knob.

Glue the roof on the top of the house.

Finish off the craft by gluing the tree on one side of the house.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about shapes. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Walter's Wonderful Web: A First Book About ShapesTangled: A Story About ShapesSnippets: A story about paper shapes


Walter’s Wonderful Web – A determined little spider named Walter is trying to make a sturdy web that will stand up to the blustery wind. The webs he makes at first are woven in special shapes–a triangle, a square, a circle–but they are still wibbly-wobbly. Can Walter make a web that is both wonderful and strong?

Tangled – When the neighborhood shapes go climbing on the park jungle gym the last thing they expect is a tangle. First the circle, next the triangle and then the square. One by one soon all sixteen shapes are trapped. 

Snippets: A Story About Paper Shapes – Snippets is a story that revels the power of kindness and the beauty of being unique. And it does so though the journey of two different groups of shapes (the polygons and irregular polygons)

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