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Re: [teacherartexchange] lesson plans for old Christmas cards

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From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Dec 04 2008 - 08:57:56 PST


That's totally clear. I love this idea! The kids will, too, and we
just finished making origami cranes, so they already know how to make
a square.

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Becky

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Carolyn Roberts <> wrote:
> There are loads of videos on YouTube with step by step on folding to make
> the box. I just did a search on Google for origami boxes.
>
> What we did was to separate the front from the back of the card and then you
> need to make each piece a square. Do this by folding up one corner to meet
> the other side...then trimming the excess so you have a square. Is this
> "clear as mud"?
>
> Then trace around this on the back side of the card...but then you need to
> trim off about 1/4 inch or so from two sides on this piece so the bottom box
> will be small enough to fit inside the top box.
>
> This will give you the two squares with the back side a wee bit smaller than
> the front.
>
> Let me know if this isn't clear...Carolyn
>
>> Oh, cool! Do you have a "how-to?" If not, I'm sure it's somewhere
>> online.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Carolyn Roberts <> wrote:
>>>
>>> How about small origami boxes...so you have a bottom box and a top box a
>>> tiny bit larger that fits over the bottom box. We've been making some of
>>> those from old Christmas cards. They're good for little gifts or as
>>> ornaments to hang on a tree.
>>> Carolyn
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Anyone have any fun lesson plans for using up old Christmas cards?
>>>> Both middle school and high school levels.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> Becky
>>>>
>>>>
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