Make Your Own Slotted Building Discs

Make Your Own Slotted Building Discs

Tammy Everts
Mar 3, 2010

In a recent email chat with Joel, we mentioned that we feel like we're blog-stalking him (see our previous posts here and here), but it's his own darned fault for posting so many amazing projects. Somebody get this man a contract with a toy manufacturer already! This time, Joel has made a wonderful set of colorful discs, all set for your free-form sculptural projects, and he's provided a downloadable template on his site.

This project reminds us of a smaller-scale version of Todd Oldham's Luis Barragán-inspired building tiles. While Joel's version – which was, incidentally, inspired by a Damián Ortega sculpture made of tortillas – is better suited to smaller hands, children and grown-ups of all ages will be sure to enjoy creating structures of different levels of elaborateness.

To make your own set of discs, download the template here and print it onto cardstock if you have it. (If you don't have cardstock, use regular paper, then glue the printout onto cardstock.) Then cut out the shapes and get building.

Check out more fun and beautiful projects at Made by Joel.

(Images: Joel Henriques)

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