Sunday, March 14, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021
For St. Patrick's Day, I made a diorama to brighten your day. The diorama depicts a sunny day in Ireland with a Leprechaun walking through fields of clover on his way to his cottage and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Tactile Paper RulerAs a math teacher, I often found that students had difficulty measuring with a ruler for a variety of reasons. The student didn't know where to place the ruler because so many plastic rulers have a quarter of an inch of plastic before the tick marks start or the student couldn't read the hash marks. This ruler that I created from cardstock will help those students visually and tactilely see the different measurements. The leading edge of the ruler begins the measurement. There are three different size markings. The inch marking is the longest slit, the half inch slit is a little smaller and the quarter inch slit is the smallest. At the top of the ruler, there is a large notch at the inch mark and a smaller notch at the half inch mark. The ruler can be manipulated so that the student can fold up a portion of the ruler if needed to make sure a measurement is correct.
Here is the .Studio file.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Cut an 18 inch piece of ribbon. Place the accordion card on top of the slipcase. Thread the ribbon though the center holes of the slipcase and tie a bow.
Monday, January 11, 2021
This Valentine Slice Form Sphere would make a beautiful gift for your Valentine with its romantic scenery inside. A sea captain is giving his sweetheart some flowers before he leaves for foreign shores. They are standing on one of two bridges in town with two swans swimming under the bridge. His schooner can be seen in the background waiting for him to sail the seas. There is a gear mechanism in its base which allows the sphere to rotate.
It has the same gear mechanism as the Birthday Slice Form sphere and it rotates in the same manner. https://papercraftetc.blogspot.com/2020/10/a-birthday-slice-form-sphere-that.html To make this slice form, follow the directions from the Birthday Slice Form sphere as it is the same construction.
Please note: I made this design several times and I realized that the internal slice form base pieces are not needed because the size of the sphere is smaller in this design than the previous Birthday Slice Form Sphere. This smaller sphere size does not need the additional support when the gear is rotated. I left the pieces in the design if you would like to use them.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Monday, December 21, 2020
I think this is an appropriate evening to post this slice form star. Jupiter and Saturn were aligned so closely tonight that it appeared to be a double planet. Some stargazers are calling this the “Christmas star", the one that lead the three kings to the manger on that special evening. This rare phenomenon, it last occurred in 1623, amazed me because the conjuncture of the planets made them appear to sparkle like my five point slice form star.
This slice form star requires a lot of spatial reasoning as the slits are in different positions on each of the slices. No glue is required to make this star as the slits are slid into one another.
I used 65 lb. cardstock. I used a printed card stock. If you follow the directions, the print will be on the outside of the star if you are interested in a coordinated star.
The print is on the outside of the star.
Here is the .Studio file.
Here is the SVG.