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Puzzling with Paper

All you need to have a go at the tasks in this feature is plenty of paper, preferably in different colours, and a good measure of perseverence. 

Can you picture the shapes you'll get when you fold a piece of paper along the creases shown in the photos?  Make those shapes in different sizes, create a pattern and then arrange your patterns in different ways to make flowers and rings.  Are you up for the challenge?

We're looking forward to seeing your creations!


Folding Flowers 1 link

Folding Flowers 1 live

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

Folding Flowers 2 link

Folding Flowers 2 live

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

Regular Rings 1 link

Regular Rings 1 live

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

Regular Rings 2 link

Regular Rings 2 live

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?