Whew! Just in the nick of time I remembered that I had promised a certain third grade class of mine that I would post the link to the origami(ish) dodecahedron that I gave their class today. I did not invent this ( I am nowhere near clever enough!), but have enjoyed making them as gifts for people, and of course, it is always fun to teach other people how to do it, and pass it on….
Here is the link: (copy and paste this into your browser window)
The model was originally designed by Tomoko Fuse, and then was turned into a calendar by Sara Giarrusso and Ramin Razani. A dodecahedron is perfect for a calendar because it has 12 faces: one for each month of the year.
I have made some video directions for how to assemble this model, and will work on putting them on here tonight. It takes a while, so if you are in third grade, please go to bed! You can see them tomorrow!
OK……got the video instructions working. Here’s the first one:
And the final assembly one. If you are younger than 4th grade, or are a beginner in origami, please remember that this model is a little tricky. If you are having trouble, it is always helpful to have another pair of hands to help you. Good luck!