Introduction: Durable Tangram Puzzle
Tangram puzzles are very popular. This one consists of 7 parts which, when put together, form a perfect square.
Foam board or scraps of foam board. The board is available for $1.00 at Dollar Stores. The paper covering the board may be left on or removed.
Carton sealing tape. Available in a variety of colors. I purchased mine from Amazon.
Plain paper for template.
Sand paper - fine.
Step 1: Create the Template
Draw a square 2.83" x 2.83"
Inside the square form the following pieces (see image).
2 large right triangles (2.83" x 2" x 2")
1 medium right triangle (2" x 1.41" x 1.41")
2 small right triangles (1" x 1" x 1.41")
1 square (1" x 1")
1 parallelogram (1" x 1.41" x 1" x 1.41")
Completed template may be enlarged or reduced in size.
Step 2: Cut Out Template Pieces
Use Xacto knife or scissors to cut out template pieces.
Step 3: Cut Parts
Position pieces on top of foam board. These may be placed, glued, or taped onto the foam board.
Use the Xacto knife to cut the foam board.
Step 4: Sand Parts
Sand the edges of each piece for comfort (removes sharp edges) and visual appeal.
Step 5: Cover Foam Pieces
Wrap carton sealing tape around each piece to ensure that each piece lasts a long time.
Step 6: Complete the Puzzle
Put the Tangram pieces together form a perfect square. I have laid the paper template on top so that you can clearly see the solution.
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