Modular Origami Polyhedra





This is an easy yet amazingly rewarding piece to make out of A4 paper.

Because you need a square to make this you need three pieces of A4 paper, make your first square but do NOT discard the rectangle piece you just made!

Cut two more squares out of it and you can also get another rectangle out of it - don't discard the rectangle!

You can make two more squares and 1 more rectangle, don't discard the rectangle!

I think you get the point, you can make this model smaller and smaller and you can make heaps of these little wow machines out of only 3 pieces of paper!

I think I used a little closer 50 pieces of paper to make my army of polyhedrons.

Continue on to see the instructions on how to make these for yourself!

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Step 1: The Module.

To make the module you need square pieces of paper (as stated in the intro) and you need to fold both of the diagonals.

Fold along one of the diagonals and leave it so it makes a triangle.

Now get each of the two long points and fold them up to the center like shown in photos 7 and 8 respectively.

You have now made yourself a unit!

Make two more of these and you are right to move on to the next step :)

Step 2: Assembly.

This has to be one of the hardest 3 module pieces to assemble, if your folds are slightly off on one edge the model will not fit together properly.

Start by opening up the units like in the second photo.

The two tabs need to go into the back of the next module under the flap so it is held in place.

The third unit is super hard, the only piece of advice I have for you is to be patient, go slow and remember the intro photos!

Once it is together it is an awesome piece, great for putting gifts in and not only will the person keep the gifts they can (and most likely will) keep the box too.

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    They look so nice. I tried to make one, but it is too difficult. Your pictures are very small and it is hard to understand how to put it together. Mine keeps falling apart all the time.

    4 replies

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    A video would be great but there doesn't necessarily have to be one. It would be a great help if the pictures were larger. And if you could add some details about the last step. That would make it a lot easier I think.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    OK, I will try to make it more understandable sometime soon, I am working on a few other projects at the moment.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I don't have a video hosting account so if I added a video it would have to be downloaded.