Puzzling with Paper

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 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

Folding Flowers 2 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

Regular Rings 1 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
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 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?