Triangle Painting for Kids

Practice shapes and explore visual arts with your preschoolers using this Triangle Painting for Kids. This engaging and hands-on activity is perfect for teaching little learners about the Sahara Desert and The Great Pyramid. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this adorable painting for kids activity!

collage of Triangle painting images with text: Quick & Easy Triangle Painting Collage for Kids PThis week, we’re learning about the Sahara Desert and today’s topic is The Great Pyramids We’re also answering the question, “What big buildings are in your town?”

plastic tray containing white cardstock, paint, paintbrush, and triangles made from patterned paperThis engaging and hands-on triangle painting for kids activity couldn’t have been a more perfect addition to our homeschool lessons for today, especially considering we just started learning about ancient Egypt in history. Sometimes it’s so cool how everything we’re learning about is connected.

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preschooler putting patterned paper triangle on white cardstockDuring our history lesson today, the little guy and baby girl colored while listening to some wonderful stories about Egyptians and then we switched gears and started working on this activity all about The Great Pyramid.

preschooler adding triangles to triangle painting for kidsTriangle Collage


  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush


  • Cut triangles of all colors and sizes out of paper or recycled magazines.

preschooler arranging patterned paper triangles on triangle painting for kidsPlace the triangles, glue, and a full sheet of paper on the tray. Encourage the child to create his own triangle collage by gluing triangles as desired on the paper.

Instead of using glue, we used paint to create beautiful and of course colorful backgrounds for our triangle collages.

patterned paper triangles and paint on white cardstockFor baby girl, I pre-cut the triangles from patterned paper and set them on her tray along with two small cups of paint and a paintbrush. The little guy used some of her triangles, but he also cut out some of his own.

Either way, the children had a wonderful time being creative and making their very own triangle collage art!

patterned paper triangles with pink and purple paint on white cardstockDesert Activities for Preschoolers

Throughout the last few years, we’ve done lots of fun desert preschool activities. If you’re working on putting together the perfect desert thematic study for your classroom or homeschool, then definitely take a look at these quick and easy ideas too!

preschooler's triangle painting for kidsDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our desert preschool theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of Triangle Painting images with text: Quick & Easy Triangle Collage Painting for Kids