3D Shapes from Classroom Stationery

3D SHAPES FROM CLASSROOM STATIONERY

Are you looking for ideas for making 3D shapes from classroom stationery? 3D shapes are everywhere, especially in the classroom. If you can’t afford store-bought manipulatives for your class, don’t sweat it. You may already have examples of cubes, cuboids, spheres, and cylinders right in your class. I’m talking about classroom stationery like math manipulatives, erasers and sharpeners. Yes, seriously.

I love finding awesome teaching ideas. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commission for purchases using my links. The ideas and paid links below are based on Amazon finds that are great for making 3D shapes from classroom stationery for your classroom.

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3D Shapes from Classroom Stationery

Small hand-held sharpeners can be shaped like cylinders, globes or rectangular prisms. A game dice has a cube shape. It is not classroom stationery but it is found in most classrooms for games and centers. Rectangular prisms can be found in erasers and sharpeners that are box shaped.

Cubes From Classroom Stationery

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So I used here some alphabet blocks, you can also use plain wooden blocks. I forgot to add these to my picture but I’ve used these both for crafts and for math (teaching volume).

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Other everyday examples of cubes are die cubes, rubix cubes, alphabet blocks, wooden blocks, base 10 unit blocks, cube erasers, and interlocking blocks.

Rectangular Prisms from Classroom Stationery

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The rectangular prisms in the picture are a sponge, Post-It notes, erasers, a pencil sharpener, and a box of paperclips.

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Other things you may have are Jenga blocks and Cuisenaire Rods, and magnetic whiteboard erasers. I saw another type of mechanical sharpener that could work on Amazon.

Cylinders from Classroom Stationery

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These may interest you:

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You can also use these cylindrical whiteboard erasers.

Spheres from Classroom Stationery

Examples of spheres in the clasroom are below. These are little erasers and sharpeners. Cute!

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Click on the pictures above to see more details.

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I really enjoyed putting together this collection. I’ve lots of other blog posts about 3D shape projects for your classroom.

Click herehere and here to download and try my free 3D shape worksheets! All of my resources for 3D shapes are here at my TpT collection.

If you like DIY projects, see how to make your own 3D shapes in this blog post.

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