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How to create a homemade game: Tangram

Follow these simple steps to build a fantastic puzzle.

How to create a homemade game: Tangram

 

Tangram is a traditional Chinese game. It is also known as Chi Chiao Pan, which means “board of wisdom.” This puzzle has seven pieces. By combining them in different ways, you can create multiple shapes.

The objective of the game is to create a shape by using all the pieces.  You can not overlap them, and you have to use them all. The final shapes can be simple or really complex.

Keep reading to learn how to create a set of pieces. It’s a lot of fun!

Supplies needed

  • Thin cardstock. The one we have used for this tutorial is from Hema.
  • Pencil.
  • Scissors.

Step-by-step

Grab a squared piece of cardstock. Fold it into two halves, as seen on screen.

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Take the left lower corner of the cardstock to the center. Fold it as we do on the image.

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Look at the rectangle that results from the last step. Fold it until you create a line like the one on the image below.

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Take the lower right corner and fold it until it touches the center. Look at the image below:

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Keep folding the cardstock as seen in the images. You have to take the lower side to the center.

Fold the biggest triangle into two big halves. These will be your bigger triangles. You can see it better at the image:

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Once you have finished folding the cardstock, the outcome should look like the image below.

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Use a pencil to draw the lines that result from folding.

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Once you have cut all the pieces, the outcome should look like image below.

How to create an educative game: Tangram

Now you can combine the shapes to create new compositions. We hope you have fun!

How to create a homemade educative game: Tangram

How to create a homemade educative game: Tangram

 

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