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15 activity ideas for young makers Activity

by David, 24 April 2020 | 1 comments

Pipeleaner and string construction.

You might be stuck at home, but there’s still plenty to make and do! Here are some of our favourite activity ideas for young makers.

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Paper plane designs Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 4 comments

Now is the perfect time to brush up on your paper plane skills! We’ve collected a few quick and easy designs for you to try, from a looping master to a super-fast dart with a twist.

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Backwards triangle dart Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 1 comments

A pink paper plane with two sets of wings

This paper plane flies quite a bit like a regular dart. But its striking looks make it much more fun. Plus, you get two pairs of wings – front and back – that you can modify!

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Nakamura lock plane Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

A blue paper plane with a stubby nose

This is a fun design to experiment with! You can give the plane bigger wings to float more, or fold over the front edge to make the nose heavier. Make a few adjustments and see which modifications work the best.

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Loop plane Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

A green paper plane with very wide wings

This paper plane isn’t very fast, but with practice and adjustment, you can make it do loops!

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Big square, tiny envelope Activity

by David, 20 March 2017 | 0 comments

A square poking out from insidea rectangle.

Here’s a quick puzzle for you – this square is too wide for its envelope. Can you find a way to make it fit?

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Fractal card Activity

by David, 30 September 2015 | 0 comments

A pop-up card with triangles made of triangles.

Written by Azmina Hossain Make a pop-up greeting card with a beautiful fractal pattern.

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Fold Investigator! Activity

by David, 28 August 2014 | 2 comments

A paper model of a ship.

To celebrate Australia’s Marine National Facility, you can make a paper model of the ship! You will need a copy of the template, which you can download as a PDF file here, or a JPG image here. First steps

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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?

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