They all fit perfectly in one square.
My dad is a Mathematician. He collects "smart games".
He loves all sorts of thinking games, puzzles and riddles.
So I grew up putting tangrams together.
You can even make all sorts of things with the pieces...animals, people, things!
Rubber Stamp Tangram and make cards!
This would be so fun to make for a teacher appreciation gift--A little stack of cards and some envelopes wrapped in twine!Or just to send someone a smile in the mail!
There's a cool website that explains it all here.
Pink Carving Rubber: I got mine here...Speedball Carving Block
(you could do with with pink rubber erasers or scraps of cling mounted rubber)
Ruler, pen, scissors, 1.5" square paper
Rubber Stamping Ink Pads or Crayola Markers
Paper to stamp on...lunch bags, newspaper, old books!
Supplies for Cards:
5 1/4" x 4" pieces of cardstock in white
5 3/8" x 4 1/8" pieces of cardstock in black
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock in assorted colors...and then folded in half
Tape or glue stick
Begin by cutting a 1 1/2" square of paper and make all the
folds and cuts for the Tangram.
Brace the lines with a ruler and make the cut with a hobby knife.
onto an acrylic block in any pattern for stamping.
Like this bunny!
But to get you started, feel free to save off this picture to use as a reference.
Here's another option when making the tangram stamps:
I buy rubber stamps all the time with cling back mounting foam on them.
They come in a sheet and you peel the stamps out of them.
This leaves a bit of wasted rubber...so I just laid out my Tangram pieces
and traced them on wherever they fit on the rubber!Then cut them out with rubber stamp scissors.
but they are easier to use with the cling back...and still make the same adorable shapes!
However you want...
Press in ink...or, if you don't have ink pads...use Crayola markers!
I love it!
Or would be a fun way to jazz up those old brown lunch bags for kids lunches!
Make custom wrapping paper with kraft paper from the dollar store...
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