Another work mural featuring geometric shapes! But this one’s inspired by one of my favorite childhood games/toys-Tangrams! What is a Tangram? well….it looks like this
Look familiar? I though it might, these 7 shapes can make almost anything! I remember my grandmother and I used to make weird adaptations like Hello Kity, snoopy and Doraimon; but my favorites have always been the traditional bunch:bunny, fox, swan, flying bird. This is a super fun and easy DIY for Big projects like my office murals or smaller projects that fit in a picture frame. Read on for some tips on making you own Super Size tangram mural.
First, decide on a size. I super-sized my shapes ( my wall is 6’x14′) but I didn’t want to go buy giant ( read, expensive ) paper, so I figured out all the right proportions to make a Large Tangram using standard letter size paper. This took up take up 3 sheets of paper and I had some spare pieces left, but hey I have a 12″ x 12″ tangram!
Second, decide on a color I picked blue ( I knew I wanted to make a bunny and…bunnies just scream blue to me ^^) Optional, add other colors that compliment or offset your main tangram design.
Third, create your tangram shapes generally speaking a tangram can be made from 1 square so use a premade template like the one above or see below for my guidelines on Super-sized shapes.
Forth, decide on your shape I googled “Tangram templates” and found a TON of helpful pictures. For anyone interested in a long term investment, look for tangram books or puzzle kits! I posted a “bunny by numbers” picture below for anyone who wants to try it out.
Fifth, Build it! ( cue The Lego Movie soundtrack ! )
Post-it model for Super-Size Tangram below:
( note that there are some extra pieces….. 1 extra #7 and 3 extra #4’s )
Here’s a Template for the bunny based on the numbered tangram