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Craft foam tangrams are very easy to make following a template like pictured below.
1) Measure and draw a square the length of the short side of foam, if it isn't a square already.
2) Draw a diagonal line from the bottom left corner of the square to the top right.
3) Mark the midpoint on the right side and the bottom of the square and connect those two points.
4) Starting at the top left corner, draw another diagonal line toward the bottom right corner, but stop when you come to the line you drew in step 3.
5) Measure and mark the center point on the top of the square. Then, starting at the midpoint of the right side, draw a line from the midpoint of the right toward the top midpoint, but stop when you get to the line connecting the corners.
6) Measure and mark the distance a quarter from the bottom on the left side and draw a line from the intersection created in step 4 to the diagonal line created in step 1, using this mark as a guide to keep it level.
7) Cut along all lines. Repeat as desired on as many pieces of craft foam as you'd like.
The leftover rectangles from this process can be included in the foam shape fun, if you aren't interested in being a tangram purist, or you could even use them to cut out circles for additional creative play fun.