Introduction: 5 Platonic Solids Popsicle Sticks Models DIY

Have you ever seen 3D models of the Five Platonic Solids made out of Popsicle Sticks? I have seen one but icosahedron popsicle sticks. This is great for math corners or math centers, classroom decorations or home decors. If you are teaching math, I highly recommend this as one of your math projects.

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The Five Platonic Solids are:

  1. Tetrahedron. It has four triangular faces.
  2. Octahedron. It has eight triangular faces.
  3. Cube. It has four square faces.
  4. Icosahedron. It has twelve pentagon faces.
  5. Dodecahedron. It has 20 triangular faces.

Materials:

Popsicle Sticks

glue

tape

Step 1: Tetrahedron Popsicle Sticks

The tetrahedron has four triangular faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

  1. Glue three sticks to form an equilateral triangle.
  2. Make four triangles.
  3. Connect the triangles using tape to form a tetrahedron.
  4. Glue the four corners of the tetrahedron.

Step 2: Cube Popsicle Sticks

The cube has four square faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

  1. Glue four sticks to form a square.
  2. Make four squares.
  3. Connect the squares using tape to form cube.
  4. Glue the eight corners of the cube.

Step 3: Octahedron Popsicle Sticks

The Octahedron has eight triangular faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

  1. Glue three sticks to form an equilateral triangle.
  2. Make eight triangles.
  3. Connect the triangles using tape to form the octahedron
  4. Glue the six corners of the octahedron.

Step 4: Icosahedron Popsicle Sticks

The Icosahedron has 20 triangular faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

  1. Glue three sticks to form an equilateral triangle.
  2. Make 20 triangles.
  3. Connect the triangles using tape to form an Icosahedron.
  4. Glue the 12 corners of the Icosahedron.

Step 5: Dodecahedron Popsicle Sticks

The Dodecahedron has 12 pentagon faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

  1. Glue sticks sticks to form a regular pentagon.
  2. Make 12 pentagons.
  3. Connect the pentagons using tape to form a dodecahedron.
  4. Glue the 20 corners of the dodecahedron.

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