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Make a compass from a piece of cardboard
Easy instant functional paper compass that you can make in minutes!

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  • How to make a pens & pencils. Instant Compass Ruler - Step 1
    Step 1

    We will need a piece of carton paper or card stock (I cut mine from a cereal carton box), a ruler, a sewing pin, a toothpick and 2 pens/pencils.

  • How to make a pens & pencils. Instant Compass Ruler - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make a rectangle out of your carton paper. Mark points with an interval of 10mm in between and poke through the dots with a sewing pin. Enlarge the holes with a toothpick.

  • How to make a pens & pencils. Instant Compass Ruler - Step 3
    Step 3

    And that's it, we are done! Let’s try it out.
    Take out 2 pens and decide how big you want your circle to be. The distance between the 2 pens is half the diameter of the circle. Image: The distance between the 2 pens is 30mm so we will have a 60mm wide circle.

  • How to make a pens & pencils. Instant Compass Ruler - Step 4
    Step 4

    One pen will serve as the pivot (this one does not move) and the other one will be the drawer. Have a try!

  • How to make a pens & pencils. Instant Compass Ruler - Step 5
    Step 5

    A circle is drawn!

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