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Triangle Fun

Crafts featuring triangles!

Triangle Fun

Crafts featuring triangles!
 
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About the projects

This web page rounds-up all of Aunt Annie's craft projects that feature triangles. Have fun while you explore a variety of triangles in two-dimensions and three-dimensions.

You can make boxes based on triangles in the Geometric Solids and Platonic Solids craft projects, or make games like Triangle Board Solitaire, and have fun finding hidden surfaces with Flexagons! See even more projects featuring geometric fun!

The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to AVERAGE.

Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have some crafting fun! Or jump to the category index for a listing of all crafts.

Paper Flowers

Paper flowers
Friday Fun Description ↓

See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials. Just fold a square of paper into a triangle and cut a petal shape. This is a skill well worth learning!

EASY

Flexagons

Tri-hexaflexagon
Description ↓

Learn how to make a flexagon, a most fascinating geometric toy! Flexagons are folded paper polygons that have the neat feature of changing faces as they are flexed. With a quick fold, change a flexagon that is green and yellow to green and blue, then to yellow and blue.

AVERAGE

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Geometric Solids

Geometric solids - patterns for making models
Description ↓

In this project, make three of the five Platonic solids—tetrahedron, octahedron, and icosahedron. These geometric models can be used for things beyond learning about solid geometry. Decorate them and make a colorful mobile or use them as gift boxes.

EASY to AVERAGE

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Triangle Board Solitaire

Triangle Board Solitaire
Description ↓

Solitaire isn't just a card game! In this project, you'll make a board game for one player called board solitaire or peg solitaire. The board in this project is designed for marble playing pieces, but can also be made as a "simple print, cut, and play" game board.

EASY

Hexa-hexaflexagons

Hexa-hexaflexagon
Description ↓

Learn how to make a really fun geometric toy—a six-sided, six-faced flexagon called a hexa-hexaflexagon! It looks like an ordinary, two-dimensional, paper hexagon with a front and a back, but hidden inside are four more sides (or faces) that become visible by flexing the paper.

AVERAGE

Shiny Paper Beads

Shiny paper beads made into bracelets
Friday Fun Description ↓

See how easy it is to recycle paper scraps and magazines to make colorful paper beads. After winding paper triangles into beads and varnishing them for a shiny finish and durability, the beads can be strung into bracelets, necklaces and even beaded room dividers!

EASY

Stars and Stripes String Light Covers

Stars and stripes string light covers
Description ↓

Turn your patio string lights into dazzling stars and stripes with easy to make light covers. Each light cover is made of four circles with triangles glued together to make a four-sided tetrahedron. Cut a slit in one face and slip the string light through—that's all it takes!

EASY

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Platonic Solids

Craft project: Making platonic solids
Description ↓

In this craft project, learn a simple technique based on circles for making all five Platonic solids—tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, cube, and dodecahedron. The solids can be also be decorated and used as gift boxes.

EASY

Picaria Game Board Patterns

Picaria game board
Description ↓

Make a game board for a 3-in-a-row game that goes beyond Tic-Tac-Toe, and comes to us from the Keres Indians of New Mexico. There are patterns for making a durable felt or pieced paper game board from square and triangle shapes, and printable print and play game boards, including one for you to color any way you like.

EASY

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Easy Paper Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes
Friday Fun Description ↓

Learn an easy way to make snowflakes from tissue paper by folding triangles! With this technique you can make a whole flurry of snowflakes in a hurry! Using tissue paper makes cutting through many layers easier, but you can use any lightweight paper you like.

EASY

Tangram Puzzles

Tangram puzzle - runner
Description ↓

Learn to make the tangram puzzle game that originated in China during the 1800's. It is a puzzle that requires imagination and creativity. The project includes patterns for making tangrams and several printable puzzle sheets with shapes you are challenged to duplicate.

VERY EASY

Triangle Patchwork ePapers

ePaper: Triangle Patchwork Solid ePaper: Triangles in Blue-Green ePaper: Triangles in Plum to Lavender
Description ↓

Use the Triangle Patchwork Solid, Triangles in Plum to Lavender and Triangles in Blue-Green ePapers to make Four Patch Cards. There are sandstone textured versions of each and coordinating Checks Variety ePapers.

 

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