Chaos Emeralds are a collection of gems with magical powers in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. According to Sonic Retro, these emeralds grant the player special skills and abilities, such as the power to manipulate time and space as well as other more destructive powers. If the player collects all seven of the gems in the game, a "miracle" will happen. The Chaos Emeralds appear in the game as either red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow or grey.
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Things you need
- 13-by-21-inch sheet of cardboard
- Box cutter
- Spray glue
- Coloured paint
Draw a five-sided figure on the sheet of cardboard, each side 1 inch long. Use a ruler to measure and make all lines equal in length. Cut out the hexagon shape using a box cutter.
Draw a four-sided figure with two straight sides and two diagonal sides. Make one straight side 1 inch long and the other straight side 1 3/4 inches long. Make both diagonal sides 1 inch long. Cut out the trapezoid shape using the box cutter.
Trace the trapezoid onto the sheet of cardboard four times to make four more similar shapes. Cut out the four trapezoids with the box cutter.
Draw a triangle onto the sheet of cardboard. Make the base of the triangle 1 3/4 inches long, and make the two diagonal sides of the triangle 2 inches long. Cut out the triangle using the box cutter.
Trace the trianble onto the sheet of cardboard four times to make four more similar shapes. Cut out the four triangles with the box cutter.
Apply the spray glue to one side of the hexagon and to the shorter 1-inch side of the trapezoid. Hold the two sides together with the trapezoid at approximately a 140-degree angle, until the glue dries. Repeat this step for the other four-sided pieces, making the diagonal 1-inch sides of the shapes match up with each other. Secure them with the spray glue and hold them together until the glue dries.
Apply the spray glue to the longer 1 3/4-inch side of one of the trapezoids and to the base of one of the triangles. Hold the two sides together, keeping the triangle at a 45-degree angle, until the glue dries. Repeat this step for the other four triangles, ensuring that the diagonal sides of the triangles match up with each other. Secure them with the spray glue and hold them together until the glue dries.
Colour your emerald with paint of your choice.
Tips and warnings
- When spraying glue, use latex gloves to protect your hands and plastic or paper to protect your surfaces.
- Scissors are a cutting option, but the box cutter is more precise and results in less shredding of the cardboard.
- The box cutter's blade is very sharp. Use it with care, and do not allow smaller children to use it without proper supervision.
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