Part of Maths on Toast’s ‘Stay-in sessions’, a series of creative family maths sessions delivered online September – December 2020.
This October, we’re showing you how to make a pumpkin shaped bauble to decorate your homes this autumn. 🎃
Design, create and display your unique pumpkins in your windows at home to display for neighbours, friends and passers-by to see and enjoy! Why not make a shared community creation? Encourage your school and your neighbours to make one and create a display along a whole street!
With this activity you will be:
- Exploring spatial maths
- Discovering how flat 2D circles can become 3D spheres
- Using doubling and the 2 times table to fold paper to create circles
- Using construction skills to fit shapes together
Share your pumpkin pics!
Take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or share it on social media tagging @mathsontoast using the hashtags #pumpkinbauble and #positiveaboutmaths
Materials you will need
Orange paper or white paper & orange pencils/felt tip pens
Compass or something circular to draw around
String, ribbon or thread
You can watch the How-To video below. The PDF activity sheet has the full instructions along with some extra ideas and challenges to try. If you need a quick reminder, don’t want to watch a video, or just prefer written instructions, download it using the button below.
Watch our How-To video