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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.