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Pea Geometry

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Pea geometry? This is such a fun craft which I learned after Wille brought some home from school when he was about six or seven. All you need are dry yellow peas and cocktail/toothpicks. Check this out:

 

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After soaking the dry yellow peas over night in a bowl with water you can simply poke them with toothpicks.

 

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After the initial one you just keep adding toothpicks. Be careful not to poke then too deep though so the pea doesn't split.

 

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You can build all kinds of structures, both free form… 

 

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… and more squarish ones.

 

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After the peas have dried your creations are quite solid and ready to be displayed. Who would have thought that geometry could be so much fun?

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