Check out this video to learn how to fold this modular origami model made of 30 Nick Robinson's trimodule modules.
Origami Spiked 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).
Love folding origami? Then what better shape to fold for Christmas and the New Year than a star? A symbol of divinity as well as light and life during the dark days of winter, a star also makes great decor for Christmas trees and garlands. Take a look at this video to see how ...more
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
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
Learn how to make Modular Origami Icosahedron from 30 sonobe units. What do you need: 30 square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 11 minutes Difficulty: Medium Video: .
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
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
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.
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
With 12 of these units you can origami an octahedron or with 30 you can origami an icosahedron like this. This is modular origami.
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a small paper triambic isohedron from 30 folded sheets of square paper using 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 star ...more
The Carmen Sprung Icosahedron is an example of a modular origami project that can be a little difficult putting together. Time, patience, and a lot of origami paper is everything needed to fold the icosahedron. Learn how to use the Japanese art of modular origami to make a Car ...more
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
The Origami Spiked Pentakis Dodecahedron is an excellent Paper Christmas Decoration Star made out of 15 paper squares. In spite of the large paper size I was defeated by the last module after nearly 2 hours (!) of trying to lock the last unit in place each time another one dis ...more
Last post, the Sonobe unit was introduced as a way to use multiple copies of a simply folded piece of paper to make geometric objects. In this post, we are going to explore that concept further by making two more geometric models. The first is the truncated icosahedron, which ...more
Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example un ...more
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
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
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
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
This modular origami ball requires thirty (30) units. After folding all the pieces, assemble them as shown to make a spiked ball.
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
Here's my version of his icosahedron: I colored it in this one so that you can see the pentagonal faces of a dodecahedron: Here I made one that looks like a cube: Some of my students asked me how to make these and they took it a step further and made something based off of ...more
Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make a Modular Origami Intersecting Triangles Sculpture)
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a model that has appeared in numerous posts. It's the simplest of the intersecting plane mod ...more
It's another Monday, which means it's once again time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Additionally, I thought we'd take a look at the process of stellation and make some stellated polyhedra out of paper.Rachel Mansur of ...more
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
It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a sliceform model of a hyperbolic paraboloid. Rachel Mansur put up two posts on her Modula ...more
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
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
Richard Sweeney is an incredible artist whose body of work consists mainly of sculptures made from paper. His art is often related to origami, and much of his work is related to geometrical forms. I personally really love his modular forms in paper. Many of them are based off ...more
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
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
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Since two of these posts were on polyhedral versions of M.C. Escher's tessellations, I thought we'd take a look at building a simple tes ...more
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
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
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