print out the supplied 8" x 8" tangram sketch, paste to thick/stiff material, cut pieces, and play for hours.
Step 1: Materials, print tangram.pdf
tangram.pdf is an 8" square tangram drawing. it should print nicely on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Size it up or down to your liking.
+ cardboard as big as tangramp printout
+ box cutter / knife
+ straight edge
+ spray adhesive, or glue
Step 2: Paste printout onto cardboard
if you've never used spray adhesive before, read the label for proper use.
when you're done with the spray, remember to spray the can upside down so you can use it again some other day.
Step 3: Cut along tangram lines
cut out the shapes of the tangram pieces. try to keep your blade perpendicular to the paper so all of the pieces match up nicely. put something under the carboard to you don't cut the nice paper you're working on.
Step 4: Play tangram
these things are pretty cool. keep a set lying around for when your brain isn't working and you need some easy imagination. there's lots of resources online for cool stuff to make out of tangrams if that's you thing.