I recently served store bought pizza to my family that came in a huge cardboard box and decided the box would be great for making homemade giant tangrams. Although the bottom of the box wasn’t a perfect square shape, I decided to try to cut out the tangram shapes without trimming it down to a square. Some of the shapes ended up a little wonky and did end up being trimmed down. All in all the shapes in the tangram are not perfect, but worked out well for building some really cool tangram designs I found online.
We are going to keep this set, but I may try to make another set using a ruler to actually make sure each piece is just right. I did use a ruler to draw lines for each shape before I cut it out of the giant square. I didn’t paint or color each of the tangram pieces either. Instead, I opted to leave them brownish cardboard colored. It might be fun to have JDaniel have me paint another set of them. Colored shapes seem to help the designs pop out a little more.
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JDaniel has always liked rockets and space. Creating a rocket design was right up his interest alley. It was a little challenging to fit the rocket on the table. The homemade giant tangrams took up most of the length of the table. We may have to move to the floor to make long tangram designs in the future.
Do you have a favorite tangram pattern, design or book?