Trying to figure out what a pie shaped wedge of a geodesic dome (Buckyball) would look like inspired my Pi Day piece of pie papercraft. What did it look like? It looked weird that's what--not like a piece of pie at all. I pitched that one right into the recycling bin.
I pursued the idea of making a piece of pie out of those equilateral triangles. It seems like it would be straightforward, doesn't it? But with all the pieces intersecting at 60 ° angles, on the first try...and the second...and the third...some of the components did not intersect as expected. Prototype, prototype, prototype...and this is what came from it.
This project assembles relatively quickly!
How to make an equilateral triangle Pi Day piece of pie
Such a clever candy box card. I saw a pop up card similar to this, created from a pre-made box. I made my own box from some cardboard I had lying about. There were several advantages to making my own box: I sized it to fit the Valentine candy that was to go in it and I decorated the paper pieces while they were flat!
Every year I make two sets of Christmas cards. Set one cards, the Extreme Cards, generally involve some sort of "in" joke, so these go relatives and close personal friends. (My mother claims the jokes are so obscure that *I* am the only one who gets them. This may be true.) Set two was originally for my online friends, and now I send them to co-workers and neighbors, too.
These beautiful stained glass tree cards, made from printable acetate and black card stock, are my set two cards.
The tree design was inspired by a project made with pasta sheets(!!) and permanent marker, seen on You Clever Monkey. I had to make a papercraft version!