Mar 18, 2012

polyhedron pandemonium!

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

time : minutes (per polyhedron)
difficulty : ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
hazards : papercuts
would i do it again? : yes!

i was fascinated by these flawless folded geometric boxes by amanda at {ruffled} and imagined a collection of them in a bowl or on a shelf somewhere in our new home.

they look quite complicated, but with a little patience and precisely folded seams, 
they turned out splendidly:

...and i finally got to use some gorgeous metallic scrapbook paper i purchased over five years ago!

amanda provides the templates {here}. just print onto a heavier weight paper, cut out...and start folding. easy-peasy!

she recommends assembling with paper glue, but i was unable to find any of the five or ten glue sticks i have laying around somewhere...so i used scotch tape and it worked just as well. i'm a big fan of crystal-clear scotch tape. i stocked up with six rolls after running out during this project.

after folding a few boxes, i went on a hunt for more challenging polyhedra...and ended up folding these as well:

i love that there's now a larger variety of shapes as well as sizes. truthfully, i only stopped because i ran out of pretty paper large enough to print templates on.

i found the additional templates here

i'm particularly fond of "spike" - he sits on my nightstand.

do any of the polyhedra catch your eye?
think you might give them a try?

let me know in the comments!

* mari
nope, you're not crazy.
this post was reformatted in march 2013.

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  1. Love these geometric shapes. I have had my 5th grade classes make the 20 pointed one for the last 3 years. Then they paint and glitter them.

    1. that's a great idea - what a fun teacher! i'm going to try to remember to make these with lil' archer when he gets a bit older...


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