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Authors Ellen
Tools scissors
Export to Open Know How Manifest
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Type Project
Keywords recycling, upcycling, recycled materials, tetrapack
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Published by Ellen
Published 2015
License CC BY-SA 4.0
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Tangram Puzzle How-to:

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Collect materials. Find a flat piece of trash (FPT), styrofoam or cardboard works well. Then obtain scissors or a knife that will be able to cut through the trash.
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Cut a side of the FPT that will be one side of a square. Use the cut piece to measure the other sides of the square.
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Cut all the sides until...
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you have a completed square.
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FPT 5.jpg
Cut the two opposite corners diagonally.
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Then cut across.
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Put one of the triangles aside, and cut the other triangle in half to form two smaller triangles.
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This is what you should have so far.
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Set aside the two small triangles. Fold the big triangle as shown. If you cannot fold the FPT just estimate and skip to step 10.
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FPT 10.jpg
Cut the big triangle as shown.
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Cut the big triangle again to form the three pieces shown.
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Pick up the piece to the right and cut as shown, forming a square and an even smaller triangle.
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Pick up the piece to the left and cut as shown, forming a parallelogram and a triangle.
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Putting back together and....you made a tangram puzzle!
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FPT 15.jpg
Here is just one of the many possible images you can make.