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Paper Model of a Great Dodecahedron

Paper Model Great Dodecahedron

Great Dodecahedron:
Number of faces: 12
Number of edges: 30
Number of vertices: 12


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The Great Dodecahedron is one of the four Kepler-Poinsot Polyhedra.

 The 12 faces of the Great Dodecahedron are made out of 5 triangles each.  The model is made out of 60 parts of faces.

Instructions for the Great Dodecahedron (version made out of 6 parts):

Paper Model Great Dodecahedron

1a. Cut the parts
1b. Write the letters of the parts on the back of the parts
1c. Write the letters alongside the outer lines at the back of the parts near the line

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2. Score the inner lines
3. Fold the doted lines forwards (valley fold) and fold the other lines backwards (mountain fold)
4. Glue the parts

5. Glue the side with the letter A of part B on the tab of part A with the letter B.

6. Go on with the parts A and B. Glue the side with the letter A of part C on the tab with the letter C
7. Go on with the parts A, B and C. Glue the side with the letter A of part D on the tab with the letter D.
Etc. Etc.
 



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