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D.I.Y DNA Form
This is a very fun to make DNA form...you can use it in your class to "wow" your teachers.

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  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the template I used.

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a Styrofoam,X-acto knife and a marker.

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the Styrofoam into rectangular pieces.

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take a cork sheet line out how long and width you want your sticks to be. Then cut them out using a box cutter.Split the sticks in 2 sections. I have 13 sticks I’m splitting them in 5 and 8. You can also use bigger ratio if you wish.

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pick a section to color. I’m picking the small section:

    o First color the sticks both ends blue (Sugar)

    o Then in the middle Half yellow (Adenine)

    o Then the other half Green (Thymine)

    Color the rest like tha

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now take the large section,

    o Color both end blue (like before)

    o Half of the middle Red (Cytosine)

    o Other half Orange/Brown (Guanine)

    Leave them out to dry.

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 7
    Step 7

    I have done coloring the pieces.

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 8
    Step 8

    Thread a thick thread to a needle as long as your sticks are when you keep them aligned
    Now find a place to hang the thread, hang it keep the needle hanging from the bottom.

  • How to make a board game piece. D.I.Y Dna Form - Step 9
    Step 9

    I’m going to name the two sections to make it easy Small section is “A”, large section is “B”.

    Take a piece of A get it through the thread then take a piece of B get it through the thread glue it to the previous stick but not straight, make it a little curved as if you’re almost making an “X”(These curves helps to get the spiral shape. Now thread another B glue it the previous B and keep it curved. I’ve added a picture to understand what comes after what.

    I hope you enjoy making this.

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