Another Paper Dodecahedron
We are going to make a pentagon.
By making twelve such pentagons you can construct a dodecahedron like the one in the picture.
For each pentagon, you will need a piece of A4 paper and then follow the instructions below.
- Fold the paper in half both ways to find the centre O.
- Fold along the red line so A touches O.
- Fold B to O similarly.
- Fold C and D to O.
- Next fold along PQ.
- As the two halves come together, tuck the two inside flaps behind one another to make 'pockets (see diagram below)'.
- Fold R and S up to the centre line, so that they meet to form a straight line and make a pentagon.
If you make 12 pentagons in this way and assemble them, using your 'flaps' and 'pockets', you can make a dodecahedron.
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