1. Go to a craft or fabric store and buy some felt. You can usually find 8 x 11 felt sheets for 30 cents or so. Buy 1 for your canvas, and get 6 different colors for your shapes.
2. Draw out some shapes on paper (preferably card stock or card board if you have it) to make shape templates. Any shapes will do-circle,square, rectangle, star, etc. I made 6 as they fit well on my canvas.
3. Trace each shape on your canvas so your child has an outline to match the shapes on.
4. Cut each different shape in a different color