They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If that’s true, I’ve got to say that a diamond shape printable is her BFF! 😉 Seriously, there are so many things you can do with this diamond printable. Read on for inspiration!
Quick; make a list of all the things you can do with a diamond ring.
*Cue the Jeopardy music.*
Times up! I bet your list is pretty short, right? Look, I’ve got nothing against diamonds (you hear that Mr. Freebie Finding Mom?), but their uses are pretty limited when it comes to entertaining or educating yourself or your kids.
The same can’t be said for this diamond shape printable! Plus, the price tag on this diamond template printable is much more reasonable than the one on that diamond tennis bracelet.
Not convinced that this diamond printable is anything to write home about? Let’s see if I can make you a believer!
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A Diamond Definition
Before I start waxing eloquent about the many uses for this diamond template printable, let’s lay out some diamond definitions.
Diamond definition for the mineral:
Let’s start with the diamonds most of us are familiar with—the ones in jewelry. These diamonds are actually a mineral that is composed of pure carbon. It is the hardest naturally occurring substance, and thus isn’t just another pretty face, so to speak. In fact, diamonds are used in industrial settings such as for cutting hard materials, like granite.
However, not all diamonds are created equal. The diamonds used in jewelry have different grades based on things like cut, color, and clarity. There are diamond charts that can help you better understand how diamond quality is measured. You can easily find this by Googling something like “diamond chart.” (And if you want to “window shop,” for a few minutes, try Googling “diamond images” … you’re welcome.)
Diamond shape geometry definition:
The diamond shape geometry definition is a
little lot different than that of the mineral. 😉 A diamond shape, in geometry, is actually a rhombus. The word “diamond” can also be used to denote a square tilted at a 45º angle.
A rhombus is a two dimensional shape with four straight sides. All of the sides are of equal length and the opposite sides run parallel to each other. Also, the opposite angles are equal in measure. And if you still aren’t sure what a rhombus looks like, just scroll down to the diamond drawing (printable) below!
Now that we’ve defined what a diamond shape is versus a diamond mineral, let’s get to the fun part of the post … uses for this diamond printable!
Download the Printable Diamond Shape
Before you can use this diamond template printable to create diamond drawings, games, or educational aids, you have to download it! Just click the button below.
Art Projects: How to Draw a Diamond Shape
One way to use the diamond image printable is in art projects. These art projects might be aimed at expressing your own creativity or helping you unwind or they might be for your kid’s entertainment and cognitive development. Either way, learning how to draw a diamond is a fun and easy project. To do so:
- Print the diamond shape printable.
- Place a thin-ish piece of paper on top of the diamond image. (You want the top paper to be thin enough that you can see the diamond through it.)
- Trace the diamond drawing.
- Repeat steps two and three until you feel satisfied with your tracing or are ready to try drawing a diamond free-hand.
Have preschoolers or kindergarteners? These printable diamond tracing worksheets will come in handy.
Tip: If you’re having trouble seeing the diamond pattern through your top piece of paper, try using this printable diamond shape with color.
For an example of the tracing method, check out the video in this post. The video focuses on how to draw bubble letters, but the concept is the same for learning how to draw a diamond.
Once you know how to draw a diamond, you can create a repeating diamond pattern for abstract coloring projects or to decorate with. You can even branch out and create different diamond shapes, such as slightly elongated or tilted at various angles. You can also apply this tracing concept to other shapes! Get inspired with these shapes charts:
Unfortunately, knowing how to draw different diamond shapes probably won’t help you draw a diamond face shape. If you’re interested in drawing people or facial features, like a diamond face shape, consider checking out these free printable head templates. While you won’t need to actually draw a diamond face shape (or any face shape) with those templates, you will have a blank space on which to practice drawing facial features of both people and animals!
Bonus: Not convinced of your artistic prowess? Want an art project that’s a little less pressure? How about a good old fashioned coloring sheet? Get a whole heaping helping of free printable coloring pages here.
Different Diamond Shapes Games
Believe it or not there are several different fun and frugal (or free) games you could put together with this diamond shape printable. For example, you could create a matching game by printing multiples of this diamond shape as well as other shapes, placing them face down, and competing with your kid to see who can find the most matching pairs. Not only is this fun, it will also help your child develop visual memory skills and focus. Get other shapes for your game below.
- Octagon Shape
- Square Shape
- Hexagon Shape
- Rectangle Shape
- Trapezoid Shape
- Pentagon Shape
- Circle Shape
- Oval Shape
- Triangle Shape
Tip: Your matching game doesn’t have to be limited to diamond shaped signs and other shapes! You can also use other templates, letters, and numbers to create variations on the matching game or make the matching game harder. For example, challenge your kid to find the next number in sequential order or to match an uppercase letter to it’s lowercase match. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it!
If you’re looking for outdoor party games for kids, and you have a young child, what about creating a fake driving (or even walking) course? For instance, take the printable in this post and create diamond shaped road signs. (Psst! There are many diamond shaped signs out there; most of them are just titled squares!)
An example of a diamond shaped sign is the “slow” sign. Another example of a diamond shaped sign is the stop sign or traffic light ahead sign. And of course you can use the octagon shape printable to create a stop sign.
Just take all of your diamond shaped road signs and stick them around your yard. Then have your child to drive his or her Big Wheels, bike, Hot Wheel toy cars, etc. through the obstacle course while obeying all of your diamond shaped signs and other signs!
Tip: If your child likes cars, either the movie Cars or the objects in general, you could use diamond shaped road signs to decorate his or her room. Again, you just have to get creative!
Diamond Shape Printable for Education
Last, but not least, you can use this diamond pattern printable as an educational aid. For example, you can use it to demonstrate what different shapes look like. (Remember, a diamond is also a rhombus!)
You could also use it to demonstrate various geometry concepts like perimeter and area. I think the colored diamond shape can be especially useful here because the area that is colored in would be the “area.”
Bonus: Need other shapes to help with homework or homeschooling efforts? Just skip down to the next section for more printable shapes!
More Free Printable 2D Shapes
There’s a lot of fun stuff you can do with a diamond printable, but I’ll admit, you can’t do everything. If you need more shapes in your life, here are more printable 2D shapes you can download right now!
Coloring Pages Beyond the Printable Diamond Shape
Rev your creative engine with these free printable coloring sheets.
Even More Templates
Stay crafty and creative with even more free printable templates!
Letter and Number Printables
Here are some printable letters and numbers you can use to make more fun and frugal games to entertain and educate your kids!
- Free printable alphabet calligraphy letters or if it’s more your style a modern calligraphy alphabet.