I'm a Little Teapot...
Topic: Fantastic Folds
Back when I was in school we always had these tests with multiple choice questions. One of my favorite was when they would show an object and you had to choose the flat pattern that would make it or, conversly, a pattern was shown and you had to choose which of four objects would be created when it was folded. I was always very good at that.
So, when I decided I wanted to create a paper teapot, I designed it all on the computer in a flat pattern first. To do this I had to 'assemble' it in my head as I went and then design the next fold or measurement to fit with what I already had. When I used the directions I had written to make the actual object I had to change only ONE thing (the order of assembly of the bottom which would be attached later to the base.
So, are you ready to see it? This is the side view:
Of course you can't actually USE it for tea, the bags are just laying there for scale. This is the top view:
You can see that the handle and the spout are not 3-dimensional, but you can't have everything! Here is a view showing the lid removed:
You could actually use it to store teabags if you wanted to! It is ov a size that would make a good centerpiece, too.
This project uses three pieces of printed cardstock 12 x 6 inches and a large decorative brad.
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