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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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Universal Lamp Shade Polygon Building Kit

One simple cut-out shape lets you build all sorts of different designer-looking lamp shades By Dan Goldwater

You can make dozens of different geometric forms using various numbers of this cut-out shape made from paper or plastic. The pieces just fold together by hand into rigid forms, and you can take them apart and build them into new shapes any time! This is fun and educational for kids and adults alike, and you get a really nice lamp shade when you are done (as seen in ReadyMade magazine, Dec. 2007/Jan. 2008 issue).

1. What you need

I saw a lamp shade made from a simple repeating shape at a friend’s house, so I traced the shape and made my own. The lamp I saw used thin plastic for the pieces. I believe ...

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