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Paper Octahedron

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Octahedron:
Number of faces: 8
Number of edges: 12
Number of vertices: 6


The octahedron is one of the 5 Platonic Solids (convex regular polyhedra). The model is made of 8 equilateral triangular faces.


Octahedron nets for making the shape

octahedron (.PDF)
octahedron on pedestal (.PDF)
octahedron (large) (.PDF)
Print the PDF file to make the paper model.

The large version of the octahedron has a circumscribed sphere diameter of 24 cm (9.5 inches).

net octahedron




Paper models:
octahedron model in color
octahedra (polyhedra with 8 faces)


Links
Virtual Octahedron (VRML-viewer is needed)
Octahedron (Wikipedia)



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