The kids of Art City

Posted by Steve Lynett on March 21, 2012 | Posted under 3D puzzles, Art City, crafts, creativity, kids, paper puzzle, PolyPuzzle

During March Break, PolyPuzzle was invited to share with the children of Art City, St. James Town.  Head Wizard James Ziegler gave the kids a first hand look at the fascinating world of PolyPuzzle creativity and the kids took to it enthusiastically.

Photos compliments of Gillian Foster, Artistic Director, Art City in St. James Town.

 

 

What can you make with eight pieces?

Posted by James Ziegler on January 22, 2012 | Posted under 3D puzzles, crafts, paper puzzle, PolyPuzzle

 11 creatures and still counting.


Now imagine a whole Kit of PolyPuzzle!  

Try our sample card.  It's shown in the post from January 20th. 

Kids' Play

Posted by James Ziegler on January 21, 2012 | Posted under 3D puzzles, crafts, creativity, kids, paper puzzle, PolyPuzzle

   Carter 

So what does a seven year old do with a kit of PolyPuzzle?

Here are some first projects from Carter and Braiden.

We are not sure what to call them, but we know they like to put the eyes on and add some faces too, with felt-pen markers.  


They play with the characters, and Carter, age seven, took pictures and drew on them with his Nintendo 3DS™.


Braiden made a mask, but if he is gong to wear it for a while, he will need to add a little tape to the back side of the tabs.


Sample Card makes a Bug

Posted by James Ziegler on January 20, 2012 | Posted under 3D puzzles, crafts, creativity, kids, paper puzzle, PolyPuzzle

 From the 5-piece challenge we posted two weeks ago, we developed a new sample card to make a PolyBug. 

Ricky said it needed a purpose.  

How about a spare-change bug?


With the wiggle eyes PolyBug looks like this.


Mary Clark from Joshua Creek Artist Studio discovered a new species of PolyPuzzle in the sample card -- the pink fish .


The artists at Joshua Creek Art Heritage Centre tested the sample card today.

Thanks to all the testers for their creative ways to use the pieces.

We'll be ready to share them next week.  

Instructions for the Bug can be found in the Novice category.  If you would like to put your creative hands on a sample card, send us an email

Snowflake Wreaths

Posted by James Ziegler on January 10, 2012 | Posted under 3D puzzles, crafts, creativity, paper puzzle, PolyPuzzle

 Bob Stowell found a new way to combine the snowflakes.


New Star on the block

Posted by James Ziegler on January 04, 2012

Paul Reuber discovered that you can combine eight pairs of PolyPuzzle snowflake pieces to make a new star.


This is wonderful Paul. Thanks for the new project.

A 5-piece challenge

Posted by James Ziegler on January 04, 2012

 Anna Ziegler started with cards of 5 pieces to make new characters.  Then she combined a few cards to make some larger animals.

  

  

This was too much fun, so she used more cards to make even larger creatures.

Like a crab with a hat.


and another creature from a coral reef.


Then she found she could combine 4 small Rhombuses to make the nose and Ellen added a few more pieces to turn it into the head of an ostrich! 


Ellen and Anna combined their pieces to make this waltzing man.


Gail saw something in those small rhombuses and made some flowers.