Like another project of mine, "Heart of glass" (here), this constitutes an unconventional Valentine's gift, or simply a nice project if you like folding paper.

Technically speaking, it's the first stellation of an icosidodecahedron (info here), but I like to think it's a "paper heart" :)

**What**

A 25cm tall (almost 1 foot) paper stellated icosidodecahedron.

**Bill of materials**

You'll need:

- 30 rectangular sheets of paper. I have used standard A4 paper, 80gr/sqm, red. A rim of 100 sheets was 3€, around 3.5$.
- about 3-6 hours to cut and fold, about 1 hour for assembling. The cost of this item depends on your salary :)
- 1 metric ton of PATIENCE! :) And this is PRICELESS :)

No scissors, no glue, no ruler, no pencil. Just paper, time, and patience.

**How**

First, you need to prepare 30 sheets of ratio 1:sqrt(3). Then you need to cut and fold 60 modules out of them. Then you need to assemble the heart.

Let's see these three things step by step.

- Start from a rectangular sheet.
- Fold along the long size.
- Unfold
- Bring the upper left corner along the fold, such that the upper right corner is divided in two angles
- Flip the sheet
- Fold the paper and make it slide until you reach the point where the upper right corner meets the fold as in point 4 above.
- Fold the paper there and mark the fold with your nail.
- Gently cut the paper following that fold.
- You're now left with a 1:sqrt(3) sized sheet of paper, with a fold marking two equal sides.
- Separate the two sides.