3D shapes for kids: Cylinder

3D shapes for kids: Cylinder

3D shapes for kids are not always easy to teach. They can be difficult to draw and often have funny names. What makes a 3D shape?  Let's look at the cylinder.

What you need:

  • computer with internet access
  • printer
  • paper
  • colouring pencils or markers

Number of players:


Cylinders are used often in daily life. Let's look at where they are used:

  • canned food
  • toilet rolls
  • rolling pin
  • candles
  • lamp shades

Have a think about more uses for cylinders that you know of in your everyday life.

Click here to print your own cylinder shape to decorate or use as a school project reference.


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the printable template.

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