Christmas Geometry Project

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Christmas geometry project makes a fun Christmas activity for kids
My 10 year old and I have been exploring lines lately. We’ve spent a lot of time drawing lines and making shapes. We’ve looked at how straight lines can make curves and patterns. We’ve looked at lines in nature and in art. It’s been fascinating.

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We’ve used this book, This Is Not A Math Book, for a lot of our line exploration.

As we drew lines in the book and on graph paper, I started to think about the string art projects we have done in the past. Those projects were basically making lines with string.

It made me wonder if we could do another string art project, but this time think about the lines and shapes we are creating. And, since it’s Christmas time, we might as well stick with that theme!

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Christmas Geometry String Art

Christmas Geometry Project
First, we gathered our supplies: wood planks, nails, a hammer, string, graph paper, painters’ tape, and a pencil. Next, we decided to create Christmas trees. My son sketched the trees on graph paper, then taped the paper to the wood plant at the spot we wanted to create a tree.
Christmas Geometry Project
I let my son drive the nails through the paper and into the wood at various intervals. Then, we were supposed to rip the paper away, but we jumped the gun. It all worked out and we ripped the paper away after creating our design. The white paper actually made it easier to see while he was winding the string around the nails.
Christmas Geometry Project
The fun started when he began to wind the string around the nails. He started with some geometric designs, but as he layered them, the design appeared more abstract.
Christmas Geometry Project
It was interesting to see how different lines and triangles made the shape of the Christmas trees.

Make Your Own Geometric Christmas Art

What other Christmas string art could we create? How about stars or ornaments? How would you place the nails? How would you wind your string? In a pattern? Random? Try your own project and see.

Helpful Links

How To Create Parabolic Curves Using Straight Lines

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How To Create Circles, Ellipses, Cardioids, And More Using Straight Lines And A Circle

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