Following the simple box, the complex shape I gave them was called "The Teacher" - around half the class (lower ability) used this in it's outline version, while the other half came up with their own creations, following a period of research online.
I'll be back to update with pictures of the finished items later!
All students will be able to produce simple 3D paper shapes - either using templates, or from their own design
Most students will be able to break down complex shapes into simpler solutions
Some students will be able to produce nets for more irregular shapes,
For all students to have a physical outcome that is of their own design
For students to be able to creatively alter shapes to turn them into imaginative creations
For students to be able to relate knowledge from maths (shapes) and use this in their D&T work
For students to be able to measure length and angle accurately to produce successful outcomes
For students to have an awareness of graphical conventions and be able to use these in their outcomes.
Step 1: The Basics
It's simply a case of cutting around the outside, and folding the four lines aorund the central square, and the dashed lines in the middle of each trapeze combination. For now, leave the arms (on the top repeat) exactly where they are - it's easier to shape them once the rest is assembled.
Once everything is cut and folded, fold the tabs over, and glue them to the adjacent face. Curve the arms around the body slightly, so they're coming towards you a little.
Step 2: Colour Me...
Don't feel she needs to stay girly, pink, or with the flicky hair though - she could be anything by the end!