Introduction: How to Build a Geodesic Dome
How to build a geodesic dome out of newspaper.
Step 1: Materials and Getting Started.
To make this, you're going to need a couple things.
-Newspaper, and lots of it (could be substituted for toothpicks for a smaller version)
-Staplers and extra staples (marshmellows for a smaller version)
Step 2: Getting Started
So we're going to take 3 pieces of newspaper stacked on top (make sure it's the bigger type of page, with the fold on the middle,) start at one corner and roll it to the far corner, forming a tube. Be sure to read the funnies once you get to them.
Step 3: Roll More Tubes
We're going to need 25 tubes. So git' rollin'.
I didn't have a picture of all the tubes piled up because I figured "Who wants to look at a bunch of tubes?"
So here's a badger from the tubes.
Step 4: Making Individual Tubes Into a Series.
Now we need to make the frame that will eventually become the awesome structure that is our dome.
Make a triangle.
Make an inverted triangle (with the point at the opposite side of the first)
Continue until you have 5 "upright" triangles and 5 "upside down" triangles (all connected, see image)
attach 1 tube to the end of the "ladder"
Now the tricky part, fold the "ladder" up so that the ends of the chain meet and staple (This is easiest with 2 people)
You should have 5 tubes left after this step.
Step 5: Finish It Up!
Now staple one tube to each of the tops of the "upright triangles" and staple in the center (looks like a 5 pointed star)