What is an Icosahedron?

"In geometry, an icosahedron is a regular polyhedron with 20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices. It is one of the five Platonic solids." - Wikipedia



Why should I build an Icosahedron?

- To get inspiration. Trust me. Once you have started, a million creative ideas start to pop up in your head!


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Do it. It's really worth it.

Step 1: What You Need:

You will need:

- More than 60 popsicle sticks.  (100 for $1.02)

- Hot glue gun.   ($ 5.00)

- Glue sticks.   ($ 0.34 each)

- Tape.   ($ 1.00)

Is that really too much?
Hi, i think your instructable is really fun! After I saw it I immediately made one for myself, then I painted it, it'is really nice, so I wanted to share with you the result!&nbsp;<br> <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Stick-Coloured-Icosahedron/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Stick-Coloured-Icosahedron/</a><br> Again, congraturations!<br>
Thanks for sharing! Really nice work!
<p>This is epicly sweet however watch your fingers @ the hot glue part. I got blisters from burning them on the glue.</p>
Thanks it's soo cool! I made it! It was a little harder than I thought but it was worth it! It takes 15 triangles and a lot of glue!
Its 20 triangles icos means 20
<p>From step 8 I got confused, do you think you could do the different parts in different coloured sticks to make it easier to understand how the different parts fit together?</p>
<p>I made myself a pink one! With a string on it!</p><p>This instructable is one of the greats</p>
<p>This part is very confusing.</p>
<p>I made it! Here's my blog about it: </p><p><a href="http://themakerkid.blogspot.ca/2015/03/an-icosahedron-i-made.html" rel="nofollow">http://themakerkid.blogspot.ca/2015/03/an-icosahed...</a></p>
WOW! Nice idea. Also good photography, pretty rare on instructables :P
Awesome. I've been featured in lot's of places. Not significant places, but still!<br><br>Just search &quot;Popsicle Stick Icosahedron&quot; on google and you'll see!
Very cool. I love things that are simple to make, don't involve power tools and can be done relatively quickly but look elegant. Great job!
You're right. But I don't have the patience... LOL
i once made one of these with cardboard, also one with cardboard that i cut out and put platic, and i hung it like a lamp... it wasnt very sturdy though. i must try this!
This one is indeed very sturdy. I dropped it once, 3 ft high, still intact.
I made this but added tissue paper on all the faces. You could use different colors on each face if you wanted. I also used a &quot;flameless&quot; tea light candle to avoid burning my house down!
cool. gotta love platonic solids... (platonically of course)<br><br>Would it work to make 4 of the pentagonal &quot;lids&quot; and stick em together?
Nope. You can make three lids, but the fourth wont fit anywhere. Nice play on words, there!
I made something similar SO long ago in middle school art class. We made a &quot;stellated icosahedron&quot;, which is the addition of spikes that come out from each triangle on the surface of the icosahedron. I had that thing hanging from my ceiling for years.<br><br>We used small diameter straws (think cocktail straws), strung together with strong thread, which made it more or less impossible to see how it was held together and also gave it some flex. <br><br>To &quot;stellate&quot; the initial icosahedron shape, string longer sections of straw off of each intersection and then bring their tips together, eventually making the whole thing a 3D star...<br><br>Thanks for this 'ible, brings back fun memories!
Yeah basically I could do the same thing with 180 sticks more. You just build a pyramid on each of the faces. <br>I did think about that, but I had only 100 sticks...<br><br>I'm glad you like it :)
Oh yeah, and a tip for assembling this way is to use a heavy needle to string the thread through the straws. That way it just drops through quickly and easily...
I?m EVEN HAPPIER!<br><br>I got my instructable featured on the homepage!<br><br>YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!<br><br>Thanks Instructables!
This is genius! <br>Thanks!:)
Very Kewl Ible
YAAAY!<br> <br> I'm Overly Happy!<br> <br> <strong>I GOT FEATURED!</strong><br> <br> THANKS!<br>

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