Day 17: Tangrams
(light electronic music)
This is 28 To Make. I'm Lara McCormick. We are going to play with tangrams. Tangrams are an ancient Chinese puzzle composed of seven geometric shapes. I have an actual puzzle right here. The idea is to move around each shape and create another shape. Like a picture or something that we recognize from the world around us. It's very meditative and what it does is it helps you to see the abstract so it really sharpens your power of observation. And you'll see what I mean after I do this and you'll start to notice things that you maybe hadn't noticed before. So we've provided a PDF that you can download and you can do this project digitally or you can use this as a blueprint for creating your own tangram puzzle. So, once you've cut out your puzzle pieces, I want you to make something. It could be a person, it could be an animal. It could be an object. Just, you know, play with the tangrams and see what you can come up with and take pictures of each one of them. S...
o I'll show you what I did here. So, using the paper version of my puzzle, I created a house. Make sure again that all of the shapes are touching and none of them are overlapping. This one, this orange one is a guy running. So he's like, in movement. And then this one, I actually ended up gluing down because I liked the way the color looked on the cardboard and at first, I thought it was just representing movement and rotation but I also realized it could be a pinwheel too so play, play, play. And the idea is, just see what you come up with. And again, this is all about your powers of observation so there's no wrong way to do it. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Share it with the hashtag 28 To Make. (light electronic music)