Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I have been lucky enough to have taken two classes from the man who invented this crazy project called Tetrahedrons.  He is an incredibly talented and unique individual who makes these incredible spinning spheres called Termespheres.  If you want to learn more about him and his unique art check out his website.

As for the tetrahedrons, this is one of those great short projects that can be done while you are waiting for others to finish the last project.  Basically I hand out a pattern page, and then have the kids draw shapes or lines on the page.  If they want something specific we talk about how the page will fold so you need to draw half of the object on the top and the other half upside down on the bottom.  After they draw the first one, I send them to the copy machine to get 3 more copies.  Then they color all of them and cut them out at the tabs.  Then they fold on the dotted lines and attach the tabs into shapes.  This is always the fun part because everyone is going to get a different shape in the end.

Garrison's pyramid

Jacob K.

Jacob K. from different view


Kaci from other view

Jacob glueing

Devin coloring

Skylar coloring


Damaris from another view

As you can see some are adding strings so that they can be hung from the ceiling.  If you want the tetrahedron pattern let me know and I will email it to you.

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