Create with Anything
  • 6+

  • 1+

  • 15 min

  • Intermediate

3D Connector

These are great for building sturdy structures. You can use star or surfboard connectors to attach them to your other shapes.

Required material

  • Cereal Box

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Holepunch

  • Glue

Adult supervision for this activity is recommended

Download

Instructions

1/18

Flatten out your box. If you're using the template, print it out. Or you can draw out the shapes yourself on paper and skip to step 4.

2/18

Spread glue all over the back of the paper.

3/18

Stick the paper to the card.

4/18

Cut out a square first

5/18

Then make just one diagonal cut to the centre, following the line that's not dotted.

6/18

Punch out all four holes where there are circles on your template.

7/18

Cut small slots following the short lines.

8/18

If you didn't use the template and just drew one shape, you can use this piece as your template to make more.

9/18

Use one blade of your scissors to carefully score along each dotted line.

10/18

Fold along those lines.

11/18

Fold back firmly the other way.

12/18

Fold it so one of the slotted corners is in front.

13/18

Slide the slots together to lock it into shape.

14/18

It'll look like this.

15/18

You can use a star or surfboard connector to link your 3D corner to a shape.

16/18

Make a hole in your shape, and line it up with one of the holes in your 3D corner. Push your star or surfboard through the holes.

17/18

Remember to unfold the surfboard or fold back the star tabs to make sure it holds together.

18/18

Now start building your world!

Did you know?

How good does it feel to figure out a tricky problem? Or discover something new? When children learn through play, it's full of joys like these.

  • 6+

  • 1+

  • 15 min

  • Intermediate

3D Connector

These are great for building sturdy structures. You can use star or surfboard connectors to attach them to your other shapes.

Adult supervision for this activity is recommended

Download

Required material

  • Cereal Box

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Holepunch

  • Glue

Instructions

1/18

Flatten out your box. If you're using the template, print it out. Or you can draw out the shapes yourself on paper and skip to step 4.

2/18

Spread glue all over the back of the paper.

3/18

Stick the paper to the card.

4/18

Cut out a square first

5/18

Then make just one diagonal cut to the centre, following the line that's not dotted.

6/18

Punch out all four holes where there are circles on your template.

7/18

Cut small slots following the short lines.

8/18

If you didn't use the template and just drew one shape, you can use this piece as your template to make more.

9/18

Use one blade of your scissors to carefully score along each dotted line.

10/18

Fold along those lines.

11/18

Fold back firmly the other way.

12/18

Fold it so one of the slotted corners is in front.

13/18

Slide the slots together to lock it into shape.

14/18

It'll look like this.

15/18

You can use a star or surfboard connector to link your 3D corner to a shape.

16/18

Make a hole in your shape, and line it up with one of the holes in your 3D corner. Push your star or surfboard through the holes.

17/18

Remember to unfold the surfboard or fold back the star tabs to make sure it holds together.

18/18

Now start building your world!

Did you know?

How good does it feel to figure out a tricky problem? Or discover something new? When children learn through play, it's full of joys like these.