Origami Spiked Icosahedron

How To : Origami a spiked truncated icosahedron

Instruction on how to make a spiked truncated icosahedron AKA "Hairy Buckyball" (don't think it's an official stellation of the truncated icosahedron) or Buckminster fullerene molecule (every spike is a C-atom).

How To : Make an origami icosahedron

After a next-level origami project? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a three-dimensional paper icosahedron with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get st ...more

Modular Origami : Icosahedron, Octahedron & Cube

I spent the holiday weekend becoming fluent in the basics of modular origami. With practice, you can churn out the below models surprisingly quickly. Icosahedron, Octahedron & Cube. My first attempt at the octahedron can be seen here, which I found was actually a bit tougher t ...more

How To : Make an origami twinboat icosahedron

Want to test your origami-making skills? This video shows you how to make an origami steamboat icosahedron, a 20-faced star that'll put your origami cranes and origami flowers to shame. This pinwheel-inspired shape resembles modules by Tomoko Fuse. Making the icosahedron usin ...more

How To : Origami a spiked Japanese paper photo frame

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a Japanese spiked paper photo frame. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper photo frame. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up th ...more

How To : Origami a spiked star

Learn how to make an origami spiked star.Once you've learned how to make one spike, start making the rest. You should use at least 11 or 12 spikes on your origami spiked star.

How To : Origami an icosahedron

This video explains how to make an Origami Icosahedron (designed by Heinz Strobl) using 50 strips of paper. You need 20 strips of a single color for the triangles and 30 of a contrasting color to connect the triangles. Ancella Simoes is the author of the Origamiancy Blog and ...more

How To : Origami a sturdy geometric Icosahedron model

This origami Icosahedron is a very sturdy modular model and it is very attractive. Origami is the timeless art of Japanese paper folding. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold the Icosahedron. Origami is a fun craft and your models make nice, homemade gifts. Pra ...more

How To : Origami Buckminster Fuller molecule balls

This video provides instruction on how to make "buckyballs" (dodecahedron, truncated icosahedron) from "PHiZZ" units. It looks complicated but it is really easy to make. You can fold it from standard square memo pads and do something else at the same time as these PHiZZ units ...more

How To : Make an icosahedron from paper strips

An alternative to origami, here’s a very easy paper design strp icosahedron by Heinz Strobl. Here's a very easy icosahedron to origami. For the strips, use an A4 format paper and cut it in the middle lengthwise. Do so to get 8 strips and then fold strips of 6 squares. It requi ...more

News : Nice Range of Modular Models

A source of inspiration... Models folded and photographed by Michal Kosmulski. There are only two sets of instructions on the site, but they are very well done. I wish he had covered more of the models. Here are a few I would like to tackle (I'll admit my eyes are bigger than ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/16 - 11/22)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Hacking, crafting, mining & more… just another ...more

How To : Make an origami buckyball flower

Feeling ambitious? With this guide, you'll learn how to make 3D buckyballs with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful paper gift ...more

How To : Fold a cool origami hedgehog

We never thought it was even possible to fold a hedgehog out of paper. After all, a hedgehog is very round in shape and has spikes that jut out all over its body, making it hard to translate into paper. But creating a hedgehog is possible; just check out this origami tutorial ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more

HowTo : Paper Plate Geometry

Oh, what fun you can have with a little math + a little origami. Bradford Hansen-Smith folds intricate geometric sculptures entirely from paper plates and is kind enough to offer a few HowTo's to get you started. Examples of his work below; scroll all the way down for the How ...more

How To : Make Yin-Yang Pillow Boxes

Here's a Math Craft project that takes less than 20 minutes, has an attractive, practical result, and is at least a little mind-blowing due to folding along curves. The designer of these boxes is Phillip Chapman-Bell, who runs an amazing origami blog and has a spectacular fli ...more

How To : Make Yin-Yang Modular Polyhedra

Last Thursday's post demonstrated how to Make Yin-Yang Pillow boxes, which were based on equilateral triangles and squares. The units for making these boxes were created by Phillip Chapman-Bell, who runs an amazing origami blog and has a spectacular flickr photostream. Using t ...more

How To : Make a Sonobe Jasmine Dodecahedron

Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions on How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units, plus some great complex models in his article, How to Make a Truncated Icosahedron, Pentakis Dodecahedron & More. These models use the standard sonobe unit and a ...more

How To : Make a transforming origami spikey ball

Ever wonder how to make an amazing piece of art just using paper and some glue? This video takes you through the step-by-step process of how to make a Transforming Spike Ball. The video includes the materials needed, and a video demonstration of all the steps that you will nee ...more

How To : Fold a Simple Dragon Head

During my early elementary school years, origami was my go-to pastime. When it came to learning about it in art class, I ventured out well past the basics that were being taught. A friend of mine during that time had seen a folded dragon head and wanted to emulate it; so we w ...more

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