## Intro: 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:

- Tetrahedron. It has four triangular faces.
- Octahedron. It has eight triangular faces.
- Cube. It has four square faces.
- Icosahedron. It has twelve pentagon faces.
- 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).

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

## Step 2: Cube Popsicle Sticks

The cube has four square faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

- Glue four sticks to form a square.
- Make four squares.
- Connect the squares using tape to form cube.
- Glue the eight corners of the cube.

## Step 3: Octahedron Popsicle Sticks

The Octahedron has eight triangular faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

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

## Step 4: Icosahedron Popsicle Sticks

The Icosahedron has 20 triangular faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

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

## Step 5: Dodecahedron Popsicle Sticks

The Dodecahedron has 12 pentagon faces.

Procedure: (Refer to the videos attached).

- Glue sticks sticks to form a regular pentagon.
- Make 12 pentagons.
- Connect the pentagons using tape to form a dodecahedron.
- Glue the 20 corners of the dodecahedron.

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