By Jyotsna Shenoy

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Thick chart/calendar paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen/Marker
  • Ruler
  • Glue

PROCEDURE:

STEP 1:

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  • Take a thick sheet of paper and draw rectangles of dimensions 10.5cm into 4cm.
  • Cut out rectangular strips.

STEP 2:

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Follow the steps as shown above.

  • Take a strip and fold it in half.
  • Fold it further to make 4 equal creases lengthwise.
  • Fold both flaps inwards.
  • Fold the strip in half.
  • Fold in half to form a width wise crease.
  • Fold both ends of the strips inwards to meet the small crease.
  • You obtain one such folded piece.

STEP 3:

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Repeat STEP 2 to get several such pieces.

STEP 4:

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  • Take two ends of a piece and insert it in the flaps of another piece.
  • Repeat the step until you get an open paper chain of pieces joined together.

STEP 5:

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  • Join the first end of the chain to its rear end to get a closed paper chain.
  • Repeat STEP 4 until you get several such circular chains.

STEP 6:

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  • Arrange each chain one on top of the other to form a cylindrical shape.
  • Apply glue between each of the interfaces.

The vase is ready! It can be used as a pen/pencil holder!

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