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I’ve had tangrams on the brain lately. Remember those? I came across these amazing images made with basic shape stamps, and it reminded me of playing around with tangram puzzles back in Elementary School days. I thought it would be fun to make a set for my son, but wasn’t sure what to make them out of.
Then I thought of using Duck Tape® because it is durable and comes in so many fun colors. I already had some bright yellow at home, but when you are out doing your back to school shopping, you can buy Duck Tape at Walmart in tons of colors and patterns.
My son has had a great time playing with his tangram set so far, and I like that it is challenging him and getting his math brain working. Here’s how I made my set:
I printed off an image of the tangram square on a piece of cardstock. If I were making another set, I would scale it down a little so the pieces were a bit smaller, which would allow the puzzle shapes to all fit on a piece of paper.
Next, I covered the back side of my square with Duck Tape®.
Flip your square over and cut out the shapes. Then, cover the other side with Duck Tape® wrapping around the edges.
Done! A little google search later, and you will be loaded up with tangram shapes to try to put together. To make a puzzle template for your kids to solve, just make the shape and then trace the outline on a piece of paper or cardstock.
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