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Matchstick Models

By: Arvind Gupta; Illustrations by D.K. Sharma

Joint-of-two

Matchstick Models by Arvind Gupta, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 2_2.gif Matchstick Models by Arvind Gupta, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 2_3.gif Cut about 1.5 cms. long pieces of the valve tube. Scrape the sulphur from the matchstick heads with a blade.

Push one end of a matchstick through a valve tube piece. You'll find that the matchstick slides in snugly in the valve tube. Push a second matchstick through the other end of the valve tube piece. The ends of both the matchsticks should touch head-to-head, inside the valve tube.

Matchstick Models by Arvind Gupta, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 2_4.gif This is a joint of two matchsticks, or simply a joint-of-two. The flexible joint-of-two can be used for illustrating angles acute, right, obtuse and straight angles.

Three matchsticks and three valve tube pieces in a row can be looped together to make a triangle.

Matchstick Models by Arvind Gupta, Art & Craft Activities for Kids: 2_5.gif As the matchsticks are the same length the triangle turns out to be equilateral - with all sides equal. All the angles in this triangle are equal and measure 60 degrees.

Other shapes like isoceles triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons and octagons can be made by joining together more matchsticks and more valve tube pieces. A whole range of polygons can be made in this way.

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By: Arvind Gupta; Illustrations by D.K. Sharma

 

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