Geometric Sculpture activity

Alison Smith

Our series of Art at Home resources continues with a playful sculpture activity that explores maths and science.

The challenge

Using paper straws and pipe cleaners, you'll build geometric sculptures inspired by the 'Platonic Solids' - 5 special shapes which are important in maths and science, then create your own shapes and structures once you've mastered the technique.

Download our step by step guide to making geometric sculptures here:

Geometric straw sculptures resources (PDF)

Join us for a live workshop

We'll be hosting a live tutorial in partnership with the Mini Playbox project on Tuesday 7 July at 4pm, hosted on Facebook and other social platforms. Register your interest on eventbrite to get a link to the live tutorial. Don't worry if you can't make this date, a video of the tutorial will be available afterwards.



Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Following Government advice about coronavirus (Covid-19), the Henry Moore Institute is currently closed until further notice.

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