What's new

craft posts

T-shirt dye designs Activity

by David, 13 June 2019 | 0 comments

Time to get creative! With some permanent markers and methylated spirits, you can use chemistry to make some cool looking t-shirt designs.

Continue reading T-shirt dye designs

This shape is a lie! Activity

by David, 30 May 2019 | 0 comments

This shape has a little secret. It’s known as a chamfered cube, and it’s not as perfect as it first seems…

Continue reading This shape is a lie!

Categories:

A mathematical bauble Activity

by David, 19 December 2016 | 0 comments

Feeling festive? This cool mathematical bauble is fun to make, and looks great too! You will need Sheets of cardstock Pencil Cup Scissors Ruler Glue What to do

Continue reading A mathematical bauble

Categories:

Hyperbolic paper craft Activity

by David, 21 April 2015 | 0 comments

A wierd curvy piece of paper.

Make your own piece of non-Euclidean geometry with this hyperbolic paper craft.

Continue reading Hyperbolic paper craft

Categories:

Round cubic decoration Activity

by David, 1 July 2014 | 0 comments

A solid shape made of cones

Cones are kinda round, but put them together right and you can make a cubic decoration. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, it’s really simple and really fun!

Continue reading Round cubic decoration

Categories:

Tessellating tiles Activity

by David, 10 June 2014 | 0 comments

A square of paper with chiunks cut out of each side and taped on the opposite.

Would you like to make your own repeating patterns, a la Escher? Grab some scissors and make some tessellating tiles!

Continue reading Tessellating tiles

Categories:

A Christmas packing puzzle Activity

by David, 14 December 2013 | 0 comments

Merry Christmas! Here’s our maths gift to you – a puzzle.

Continue reading A Christmas packing puzzle

Categories:

Hyperbolic crochet Activity

by David, 1 October 2013 | 0 comments

a piece of wool fabric - it looks like it has been knitted. It's all wrinkly around the edges.

Sometimes getting crafty means getting mathsy! Try some crochet to learn about curved surfaces.

Continue reading Hyperbolic crochet

Categories:

Fire away! Activity

by Pat, 24 May 2013 | 0 comments

Diagram showing the the different steps of building a model catapult.

Have you ever wondered how people used to attack castles? Follow these instructions and you can create the greatest castle crusher around – the trebuchet!

Continue reading Fire away!

Categories:

Curved origami sculpture Activity

by David, 17 January 2013 | 0 comments

Folding origami cranes and paper aeroplanes is fun, but they tend to be made of straight lines. So what happens when you fold in curves?

Continue reading Curved origami sculpture

Categories: