For five days in early October, children in Beijing participated in hands-on activities that boosted mathematical skills and creativity. Kids and their families celebrated Golden Week with the assistance of Collective Paper Aesthetics, who provided 1,000 recyclable cardboard heart cut-outs to build and re-build into imaginative structures.
The Heart Board Pyramid project was a smash hit of the 728 International Children Art Festival. By providing an artistic medium, math becomes creative and fun for the visitors of all ages. The play-units were easily assembled and could be used much like building blocks to construct inventive new formations. The pop-up art space accommodated hundreds of children and parents, leaving the sky as the limit for the youngster’s creativity.
Collective Paper Aesthetics takes pride in using 100 percent recycled, non-printed cardboard for their creations, which can then be recycled again after use. Each of the 1,000 pieces were formed into a final display of a Mega Heart, one four-sided pyramid, one three-sided pyramid, an igloo, and several spheres, hearts, and squares for kids to explore. The projects took only two hours to expertly unfold and pack up for the next installation.
Images via Collective Paper Aesthetics