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Mother's Day Craft: Tangram Puzzle Card

Mother's Day Craft: Tangram Puzzle Card

Total Time 30 minutes or less Ages school-age

Growing up in China, Mulan would have spent many an hour playing with Tangrams, an ancient paper puzzle created by cutting a square into 7 geometric shapes that can be arranged into all sorts of interesting images. Like a sassy cat, for instance, that sits pretty on a homemade card for Mom or Grandma.

Download Tangram Puzzle Card Template

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Tangram template
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Markers or sticker letters

How to make it

1. Print the templates. Cut out the pieces and trace them onto a sheet of scrapbook paper. Cut out the tracings.

2. Fold an 8 by 12-inch piece of contrasting scrapbook paper, and fold it in half to make a card.

Tangram Puzzle Card

3. Arrange the tangram puzzle pieces, as shown, to create a cat on the face of the card. Glue the pieces in place. Then cut out two pink paper triangles for the cat's inner ears and glue them in place.

4. Use the markers or stickers to add the greeting To the Purr-fect Mom. (Note: If you've used a dark shade of scrapbook paper for your card, glue a small piece of lighter paper to one corner and print the words on it.)