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Fun with flexi flextangle!

This week’s lesson is about flexing our muscles…nah… is making a flextangle! You may or may not know what it is but after following us through this blog you will fall in love with it!

When I first learnt about it I thought it was just another paper game toy with flaps (sometimes also known as “paper flap toy” or “paper cootie catch toy”). Below image was taken from a website on how a paper flap toy looks like. As for flextangle, wait till you see the final product…
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Teacher Huiyi has enlarged the template and letting the kids to trace out the lines from the template to the drawing paper. The kids were having fun making a “messy” drawing here but got really focus when comes to tracing.
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They started colouring once all the lines are properly traced out. This is the tedious part and it really trained their concentration and patience because they need to beautify each and every triangles. I was really pleased when they could actually sit throughout the lesson, colouring non stop. Maybe because teacher is around. If it’s mommy, ME, doing it… bet they will run around the house after every single stroke of colours and that will take me ages to complete just ONE flextangle. (-_-;)
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Over here, the teacher helped the little one on outlining the triangles after they have completed the colouring.
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Decorations were added and cutting comes next. Teacher had a cold sweat while the little one was cutting. A good chance to test and train their motor skills on using scissors.
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Teacher assisted on glueing and bending it to form the correct shape. Here we are with our final products!
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If you still can’t see what this is about. Here’s a short explanation: a flextangle is a paper toy that has taken the internet by storm (I don’t know when it really started though) because it is fun, addictive, and therapeutic when making a flextangle. Therapeutic? I didn’t know about this till i read on the internet that the act of making a flextangle or any other form of abstract, patterned zentangle art is being applied in therapy, stress reduction, education, and even motivational training. Amazing huh? No wonder both of them can sit throughout the lesson without much whining. Maybe I should make this an everyday activity so that I can have some peace. LOL!

Oh my, we really got surrendered to this paper toy. Once we started, it can´t be stopped! We just keep “flexing” it trying all the combinations! It’s so much fun!

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I am a busy mummy of 2 wonderful kids. Their thirst for learning has made me busy researching and making learning resources/materials for them. Most of the time will be according to the topics that they have requested. Otherwise, I will randomly pick a topic and create the materials for them. Most of the time, the materials will include right brain training as well. From them, I get to learn a lot too! However, material preparation is quite a challenge! It will even be more challenging if you are a working parent! Here, I would love to share what we have done and hope busy parents out there will find our materials useful for their little one. If you have any queries/comments or if you have any topics that you would like to cover with your little one(s), do drop me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can :) Our mission is to find, discover and reveal the fun of kids learning! Drop us a message if you are interested in any of our materials. Let's make learning fun!

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