## Introduction: Origami Icosahedron

Warning this is a hard origami

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## Step 1:

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)

## Step 2:

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

## Step 3:

Fold both sides of the paper to the middle line

## Step 4:

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

## Step 5:

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)

## Step 6:

fold the right side over the left than unfold it

## Step 7:

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

## Step 8:

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

## Step 9:

do the same on both sides

## Step 10:

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

## Step 11:

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

## Step 12:

piece three together into a triangle

## Step 13:

build off of the triangle and make this

## Step 14:

than make 6 of these arrow shapes

## Step 15:

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

## Step 16:

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

## Step 17:

attach the remaining three arrows to start closing the top

## Step 18:

use the last three remaining pieces to finish the origami

## Discussions

3 years ago

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