I followed the directions fairly closely. I did change one vital detail: I cannot measure only two points to draw lines! It is simply against my principles. Why? Making three points ensures that you will catch any error before you draw the line. We also added an extra square to cover up the ugly backside of the contact paper. I used proper math terms like vertex, diagonal, and point in describing what we are doing.
Paper sloyd is a great “prop" for Relationship Development Intervention (an autism therapy). What do I mean? The key is relationship: doing something together in which you share an experience and guide when necessary.
Since Pamela's fine motor skills are delayed, she finds sloyd challenging. I didn't check her lines carefully because she appeared to be doing well. When we folded the three vertices, they didn't line up at all. I put mine on hers, so she could see the problem and she realized, “It's too big." She struggled to punch the holes, so I held the paper to keep it steady. One or two holes are a tad misaligned. I was pleased at her tying as she didn't master tying shoes until she turned twenty. I showed her a different way to make a knot for the hanging loop, and she did it perfectly the first time.
As I peek ahead to the next few projects, I appreciate how one leads to another, building one upon another, elaborating on the theme of a 6″ by 6″ square.
One family made some lovely wall pockets. What are you going to put in your wall pocket?