Post-It Origami Icosahedron

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Here I show you how to make origami icosahedron from 30 sonobe pieces.

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Step 1: Fold Post-it in Half Glued Side Inside


Step 2: Fold Bottom and Top in the Center

Step 3: Fold Both Corners on the Upper Line

Step 4: Wrap It Up

Step 5: Fold the Corners Over

Step 6: Make a Square and Fold It Into Triangle

Step 7: Make 30 Sonobe Units

Step 8: Place Three Units Together to Form a Triangular Pyramid

Make them in cycle of 5.

Step 9: Build It - It's Like a Puzzle

Just form triangles and you will see form shaping. 

Step 10: Alternative Method for Building

You can also build 2 cycles of 5 pyramids separately. In one of them connect middle from pyramids and then connect the top from ready cycle of 5 pyramids.

Step 11: Now You Have Nice Modular Origami to Decorate Your Desktop

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amason0907

2 months ago on Introduction

why cant this be one piece of paper to print out it is very difficult

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acaitlyn122

Question 1 year ago on Step 4

How do you fold it like it says in step four?

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ajohns iv

5 years ago

I've done this with notebook paper and it's a little different. Step 4 loses me. I understand the first fold. Then the picture of the second.... Lost

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24tkennerly

1 year ago

i would click i made it but i just tried i didnt really make it

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Owigami

2 years ago

I love this

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alextraordinairdiy

2 years ago

I love how this looks, It's so bright and colorful!!!

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PiPie333

2 years ago

I got stuck when I was trying to put it together, but then I finally got the hang of it after an hour.

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htmOwlet

3 years ago

Will it still work if I use origami paper?

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blizzardwolf0

3 years ago

I got a little stuck on trying to put it all together although slowly but surely im getting it done and figuring out how it goes

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Teknog8r

6 years ago

Last step..... Building it...... Easier said for sure. I have a lot of trouble.

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PavelosTeknog8r

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Connecting can be a little challenging sometimes. Just connect pyramids together in cycles of 5. It will begin to curve into a ball or start with cyckle of 5 pydamids and turn it over. Then add units in the "side/middle". To close icosahedron you will need to connect pysramids next to each other and then add in the gaps more units. In which part did you had trouble?

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I'm confused on how you would make the pyramid shape. I have 30 of them sitting in front of me. I just can't make out how you did it...