Easy to Make Triangle Stand
Put together 6 sticks to make 4 triangles, and what have you got?
… A stand for a photo or drawing! It’s a perfect example of what we learn in school can be used in real life.
6 sticks, such as:
6 unsharpened pencils
6 twigs, cut to the same length
Arrange 3 sticks in a triangular shape with the ends slightly overlapping. Wrap a rubber band several times near each end.
At each intersection, add another stick. (Stretch the rubber band to fit around its end, or use another rubber band to hold it.) Overlap the sticks so they form 3 more triangles. Use another rubber band to secure them.
Your 6 sticks have formed a tetrahedron! Make sure that all 4 triangles are regular (with edges of the same length).
Be sure that at least one stick lies in front of the other sticks, so that it forms a ledge to hold your picture. (Can you arrange your sticks so that 3 of the 6 edges form ledges?)
Place a picture in your triangle stand.
(This card was made by Jasmin Floyd, age 9. Visit her website at www.jasminariel.com to see more of her handmade greeting cards!)
This craft is copyrighted by Wendy Petti of Math Cats and is reprinted with her express permission.
Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.