You see the first lot we made were from the back of Maggie and Abacaba Genies book - no template there and it took us a while to figure it out!
So, in case you are reading the instructions and quietly saying WTF (why the face?) to yourself, rest assured that I had difficulty too. Wombat Girl figured it out and showed me, but many pieces of coloured paper were abandoned by all of us in our attempts to pop out fractals. But once the penny drops (fold first, then invert), you should be on your way to this:
But wait! There is more!!! I hadn't printed out the template for the more complicated version. So today we did and put contrasting paper behind them and look how fabulous they turned out:
But there's still more!!!!!! I googled "popout fractal" and found this page and attempted that one as well (which is hidden in the sandcastle of Maggie and the Genies)
and they look great too!
If you look at these side on, you'll find they look like Sierpinki's Triangle, which in turn is linked to Pascal's Triangle.
Now if I lived anywhere remotely close to Albuquerque, New Mexico, I would be headed to the Fractal Show, but at the very least I think we will be exploring some more activities found here and share with you a beautiful fractal world:
So have you been inspired to fractal?
If you blogged about it, please put the link in the comments below and share!
Nikole at Verde Mama fractalled!!