Make a math Christmas decoration! Turn two-dimensional circles into a three-dimensional Christmas bauble with this free paper Christmas bauble printable.
How to make a 3D Christmas bauble with printable
This is an easy Christmas craft that combines math with art as a fun and simple STEAM lesson for Christmas. Let’s turn flat circles into a 3-D paper Christmas bauble.
:: printable paper Christmas bauble template – one per child (see below to print)
:: coloured pens and pencils
:: ribbon or thread
Print the paper Christmas bauble on card (see below to print).
Colour in all six circles in your choice of colours.
Now we’re going to turn our flat, two-dimensional circles into a three dimensional sphere to create our bauble.
Cut out the six circles – great scissor skills practice – then hold each in half.
Glue one half of each circle to half of another to form a 3-d sphere shape. (See photo above.)
You can quickly wiggle the circles a little, before the glue dries, to get them all lined up neatly.
You might like to add patterns to your bauble: make them symmetrical, concentric or repeating.
Add a ribbon or thread to the top of your bauble so you can hang it up. Use glue or tape to hold it in place, or use a needle to stitch the thread through and then tie a knot in the end.
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