Hello there. I seem to be stuck in a geometric-paper-model rut at the moment! I promise this will be the last one for a while! (I have just white-washed a lot of the walls in our home so I have been looking to make some colourful objects to hang up…these are just the job).
Making stellated dodecahedrons is fairly time consuming and requires a light-touch and a fair bit of patience…so teenagers/adults only! (I would say that each one takes about 2 hours to make…but you can do most of it with your feet up in front of the telly). They look fantastic and you will be super-chuffed when you have made one so don’t be put off. Greater effort = great satisfaction (hope you agree?!).
As usual there is a how-to below…along with printable templates.
It’s ‘summer’ here in the UK but it hasn’t stopped raining for months (or so it seems). Hope you are having less dissapointing weather wherever you are!
You will need
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// Paper (or thin card)
// Double sided tape (I also made one using a gluestick but the tape yielded much better results)
// Needle…or similar sharp point for scoring the paper
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1. Download the template here (there is also a template with darker lines here as some people have had problems printing the lighter template). You will need 5 ‘shapes’ and there are two ‘shapes’ on the template…so you will need to print the template 3 times! Cut out each of the shapes as shown. Using a ruler and needle score along all the lines (the scoring is probably the most time consuming part of this project and accuracy is essential).
2. You then need to join the five ‘shapes’ together. Locate one of the little circle on one of the shapes and glue to the next shape.
3&4. Keep going until all five are stuck together.
5&6. Then you need to start creating the triangular points. To do this fold along the lines you previously scored and fold and glue….it looks complicated and perhaps a little confusing but I promise it will fall into place once you make a start.
*If you run into problems then do leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP*