Shapes & Colors Overlay Play Cards

Shapes & Colors Overlay Play Cards

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

We have some basic shapes and colors flash cards that have been enjoyed by many of you for some time now and we’re back with another fun way to play with shapes and colors. These are a set of cards with different shapes and colors you can print on inkjet transparency film to create endless combinations of shapes and colors.

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

We’ve just bought some transparency inkjet film to play with. I first printed a few shapes in different colors on these films straight out of the packet and it turned out to be instant fun. When the colors overlay you get a mixed color, making it a great addition to any artistic color activities. Children can combine multiple cards to create endless new abstract designs. There are no rules to it! Though if I think of a game I’ll let you know!

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

Just print and cut all the shapes into separate pieces.

There are 5 pages of basic shapes, grids, dots and stripes in 6 colors as a starter kit! It’s so much fun, I think it’s well worth getting a pack of inkjet transparency film for this. If you buy a big pack and don’t know what to do with the rest of the sheets, I don’t think this will be the last project we do using it so you’ll find more uses!

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

Combine different colors to see what happens. Small dotted patterns will create moire effects when you overlay them and rotate.

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

You can also attempt to build some shapes with them (something I can’t wait to try). Cut them into shapes you like, tape the pieces together to construct interesting translucent color forms.

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

When you have your favorite combination, tape them onto a paper sheet to make a permanent work of art, frame it and display on your wall!

Play with shapes & color overlays - printable cards for transparency film

We think this is really good fun for kids and so hope you keep a set to go with your art and color & shape activities. Check out more color activities here!

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Shapes & Colors Play Cards (5 pages)

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Technical stuff: My transparency film said I needed to choose the ‘transparency’ option from my print settings and I couldn’t find one so just selected ‘matte paper’. It seemed fine!

Play with Colors

Play and learn! Have a look at our ideas for playing with the colors

  • http://baldesoursonnes.canalblog.com/ Sallyline

    Super cool! Thanks for these free printable files!

  • Marie-Claire Camp

    These are amazing. Gotta figure out if my printer can handle printing transparencies. :-)

  • PersiaLou

    These are the coolest thing ever! Must get transparencies stat. Love, love, love this site!

  • Gavriela Castro Alvarez

    So nice! I love these! Super cool to also teach them to blend color to obtain others, right? With the rest of the transparency sheets, you can do dry erase projects 😉

    • mrprintables

      Sorry for the late reply Gavriela, I just saw your comment. Thanks for sharing your tips for using transparency sheets! : )

  • Laribrook

    I only have a laser jet. Do you think this would still work? These are just wonderful!

  • Denis

    Great Idea will try these for my kids….

  • http://livecolorful.com/ Elba Valverde

    I love this!

  • lisa foster

    hi I love your website and used lots of your flashcards the children have come on great with using them. would it please be possible to have some prepositions flashcards near ,far ,over ,under etc thanks