Thursday 4 October 2012

Right up your street

The other day I was revisiting this wonderful blog and looking at the templates for lots of different kinds of mini-books.  I had noticed the Triarama before, and this time had the idea of giving it to Year 5 French so that they could show me how well they can say what is in town and what isn't.

Above is the one that I made, and here's how I did it: 

1.  Take a piece of A4 paper and fold one of the corners down to the opposite edge.
2.  Cut off the spare strip.
3.  Unfold the resulting square of paper and fold it the other way to create a second diagonal crease.
Then cut from one corner to the centre.
4.  You can then draw your pictures and write your words to complete the Triarama.
5.  All you need to do then is to stick the blank triangle under the writing triangle to make the 3D Triarama shape.
As well as using this for places in town, you could try it for a family portrait and description, or perhaps a supermarket shelf containing containers, weights and measures of foods and drinks.  Any other ideas?  Year 5 are really enjoying making their streets.


  1. What a lovely instructional video! Thanks for linking to my templates! I am thrilled that others will discover some new, creative options for their minibooks.
    Here's a practical tip ~ to store the triarama flat in a notebook or file or folder, use a paper clip to secure the bottom flap under the writing instead of using glue. This will allow the triarama to open again when not on display.

  2. Thank you this is a great idea