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)

Watch our live workshop

In partnership with the Mini Playbox project, artist Adam Clarke and Alison Smith (Engagement Curator at the Henry Moore Institute) held a live turotial workshop teaching you everything you need to know to make your very own geometric sculptures.

Venue details

Venue address

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

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment