Thursday, May 13, 2021

DIY Tangram puzzle using cardboard

 When my son showed a sudden interest in solving tangram puzzles I felt I needed to make the basic one on the very same day so I quickly grabbed a cardboard box and made this DIY Tangram puzzle. It is very easy to make and can be done in less than an hour. Let's see how. 

Materials Used:

  • Cardboard/Any shipping box
  • Markers to color different shapes
  • Craft knife to cut
  • Hot glue 
  • Ruler and Pencil
Step 1: Draw a square of any size you want the final tangram to be. I drew a 7" inch square using ruler and pencil, then made the shapes inside. 

  1. First, split the square diagonally. 
  2. Then, split the half into two triangles.
  3. Then, draw a square following the centerline to the left or right, you will get a 2" square. 
  4. Fill the shapes with color using markers. 
Or download my template, glue it to the cardboard, and cut the shapes. 


Step 2: Draw a half-inch border on all the sides of the square. 

Step 3: Use a craft knife and cut all the shapes, including the half inch border. 

Step 4: Glue the half border to another bigger cardboard piece. Cut the cardboard piece using a craft knife along the border for the puzzle base. Now the puzzle is ready to play. 

The puzzle can also be played by making various designs. 

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