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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-four and Colouring Stars

This is the fourth, and simplest, iteration of the December 1st star.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-three and Three Games

Fox and Geese was a favourite outdoor winter game when I was in primary school. After a fresh snowfall, some of us would try to get to school early so that we could tramp out the course to be ready … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-one and Paper Rockets

A paper rocket is a more active toy than a tangram or a thaumatrope, particularly if you have a cat in the house to chase the paper rocket after it is launched. Shown below is the last remaining rocket from … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Sixteen and a Game of Tic-tac-toe

Tic-tac-toe —or Noughts and Crosses, or Xs and Os — is a widespread game, usually played on a scrap of paper with a pencil or pen. More permanent boards for Tic-tac-toe or similar three-in-a-row games have been made for centuries.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twelve and Some Thaumatropes

This is a new version of my thaumatrope post from September 17, 2017. I have updated the printable files, and included more instructions on how to make a thaumatrope with your own drawing. ***** While doing research for a post … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Eleven and the Third Iteration of some Gift Stars

I first posted the pattern for these stars on the first anniversary of this blog.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Ten and a One-Sheet Book

I originally posted this little one-sheet version of my artist’s book IF as a gift to my readers in June, 2015. (I have updated a broken link.) The book is another of my favourites. *****

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Six and a second Interlace Star

Today’s post features a second interlace star, this time made from five strips of card stock.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Five and a Tangram

You have probably encountered a tangram at some point. You may even have played with one as a child. Today’s post will show you how to make a simple, inexpensive version.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Three and Stern-Halma

Another updated post today, with the addition of some DIY playing pieces at the end. ***** I made an artist’s book for the March #areyoubookenough_hexagon challenge on Instagram. It included a game of Chinese Checkers.

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