Introduction: Origami Icosahedron

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Warning this is a hard origami

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Get a rectangular piece of paper. It doesn’t matter what the dimensions are but the larger the width the thicker the framework will be and the larger the height the larger the origami will be. (The height must also be larger than the width)

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Fold the piece of paper in half hot dog style than unfold it

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Fold both sides of the paper to the middle line

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fold the top of the right flap to the edge of the paper than undo the fold

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fold the entire left side of the top edge to the fold you created on the right side(look at the picture if you don't understand)

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fold the right side over the left than unfold it

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fold the upper flap down to the fold line than undo it

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unfold the left side than inverse fold it on the same line(look at the picture)

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do the same on both sides

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make 29 more of these exactly the same(30 in total)

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to put them together insert one side into another then fold the flap back to lock it in place

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piece three together into a triangle

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build off of the triangle and make this

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than make 6 of these arrow shapes

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attach three of the arrows to the sides of the big triangle shape

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attach the remaining part of the arrow to the next corner for all three

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attach the remaining three arrows to start closing the top

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use the last three remaining pieces to finish the origami


tomatoskins (author)2016-12-08

I've always wondered how these were made. Thanks for sharing!

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