Easy Christmas Tree Symmetry Craft! - Math Geek Mama. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
But it’s also that time of year when young minds are consumed with anything and everything but schoolwork. Whether you are a classroom teacher or a homeschool parent, you likely sympathize with my struggle to enjoy the holidays and make sure we’re doing lots of fun activities, while also sneaking in lots of good learning. Thankfully, December is the perfect time to take a break from the norm and to weave math into other subjects like art and reading. This easy Christmas Tree Symmetry craft is a fun way to practice symmetry and review important math vocabulary, while creating a fun decoration for our home, which my kids were super proud of! *Please Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and help support the work of this site. Materials Needed for Christmas Tree Symmetry Craft: To Make the Tree: First, fold the paper in half and make a nice crease.
Then, draw one side of the tree on the paper, as seen below. DIY: How to Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes. This step by step guide will teach you how to make SIX pointed paper snowflakes.
Most people make (and most how-tos teach) snowflakes with four or eight points. Real snowflakes in nature form with six points (or occasionally three if they formed weird) so I choose to make my own with six points. Be sure that you follow each step carefully. Each step is one fold, but some steps have two pictures shown to help explain things, so please read the description underneath. Instructables.com doesn't always show all of the steps on one page, so hit "next" to go on to the next step. All you will need for this is paper and scissors. If you want to view a gallery of my snowflakes, see me on Flickr: Paper Snowflake Gallery. How to Make 3D Paper Snowflake - All Steps. Winter is coming (there's no doubt about that;)) so we thought you might need some new projects related to this season ;) That’s why I’m happy to bring you easy and pretty quick idea for a winter decoration.
We decided to make our version of the project, and, as always, we added something new to it and improved it a bit ;) 3D paper snowflake can simply be a winter-time decor, but if you use red paper sheets, it will resemble Christmas flower. We used double-sided paper (white/silver) to make it more snowflake-like, and I think it was a good choice - these two colors make it look even more three-dimensional. You can mount your 3D Paper Snowflake on your door instead of Christmas wreath, hang it over a dining room table or in a window. Christmas in July! Folded Paper Stars with Symmetry. These hanging stars are a hit year after year with my 4th graders.
You can make these in any size you want.… the size of the squares you start with will determine the size of your finished stars. (When I teach this lesson, I use 12? Squares in two different colors to demonstrate the folding and gluing steps on the white board. Instead of glue, I used tape rolls with low tack blue painter’s tape for my demo… that way I can keep reusing the pieces!) For each star, you will need: 8 squares of white paper (We usually use 3? Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Write directions on the white board as you demonstrate. Symmetry in Snowflakes - Geometric Toys to Make. What you will make: After you complete this project, you will be able to make a snowflake from any square sheet of paper with easy folds and a few cuts.
You will learn how to make snowflakes by using the simple snowflake and plain square patterns first. Once you understand how to make a paper snowflake, get creative! Make snowflakes of your own design with white paper, colored paper, wrapping paper, origami paper, or just about any lightweight paper. Put your snowflakes in the window. Snowflakes, like many things in nature, are symmetrical.