Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pi Day Activity- Make Pi Day Bracelets!

This Friday (3/14) is Pi Day!  Pi is a mathematical constant referring to the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.  It's an irrational number, which means that it goes on forever and never shows a repeating pattern.  Every year it's celebrated on 3/14 because the first three digits of Pi are 3,1, and 4.  Now if you're looking for an easy way to celebrate Pi day, we've got a great collection of Pi Day Inspired Activities.  Today I'm sharing these nifty Pi Day Bracelets!  What makes this a great Pi Day Activity?  Well, the beads are strung according to Pi's digits. (Cool, right?)   It's a great way to combine math, art, and crafting!

Pi Day Craft Activity Make Pi inspired bracelets
Interested in making your own set of Pi Day Inspired bracelets?  Keep reading!



Materials to Make your own Pi Day Bracelets:

  • Perler Beads
  • Elastic Cord
  • Scissors
  • Tape

How to Make Pi Day Bracelets:

1.  Print out a list of Pi's digits.  (FYI- I used around 30 beads per bracelet.)

2.  Assign each digit of Pi to a certain color.  (I made two different kinds of bracelets. For one type of bracelet, I assigned each digit to a different color.  For the black and white bracelets, I assigned all odd numbers to black beads and all even numbers to white beads.)

Assign each digit a different color and string Pi Day Bracelets



3.  Cut a piece of cord that's slightly longer than your wrist's circumference.  Then, tape down one end.  String your beads according to your number assignments from step 2.

4.  Once you've strung on enough beads, double knot your two cord ends together and trim the edges.

5.  Had a lot of fun making your first bracelet?  Well, keep going (like Pi!   Hee Hee...) and make another bracelet according to the next set of digits in Pi.


Pi Day Craft Activity- Make colorful bracelets

Proudly wear your Pi Day bracelets on Pi Day!
(Or, give them to a math loving friend.) 

Finished Pi Day Bracelets

Happy beading Pi Lovers!

Pi Day Bracelet Easy Craft Activity where beads represent Pi's digits

 

Looking for more Pi Day Activities for older kids?

Check out the links below for some great and easy ideas!




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