Mathematical Holiday Decorations

11 12 2009

These decorations are so easy to make! They make great holiday flare for Hanukkah or Christmas. All you need is colored paper, a ruler, scissors, and a stapler.

First, cut some colored paper into 1 inch strips. You will need 7 strips of paper. Then use a ruler to measure and cut the strips. You should end up with:

– two 12 inch strips

– two 10 inch strips

– two 8 inch strips

– one 6 inch strip

Stack the strips of paper in this order: 12-inch, 10-inch, 8-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch. It’s a measurement sandwich!

Now, staple one end of the stack. Next, gather the other ends of the strips together and staple them. You can tie a string around the top if you want to hang it up.

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2 responses

15 12 2009
Patrick

What a great blog you have! I’ll be sending some folks your way, keep it up!

Patrick Edelbacher
Children’s Museum of Tacoma

15 12 2009
austinkids

Thanks, Patrick! We’ll have to get out to visit your museum one day, too!

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