Saturday, 11 January 2014

HOW TO: Make a geometric mobile

This modern, geometric mobile takes the form of a dodecahedron, one of the most interesting (and pretty) objects. Jammed pack with symmetries and the Golden Ratio, it has even been used to describe the shape of the universe! Admittedly, I am not exactly sure what that means, but it sure sounds cool. This dodecahedron, however, simply consists of 12 pentagonal pyramids; each with a mesmerizing spiral interior. So, pick your own color combination and create an inspired sky with these hanging decorations! 
Scale it up and make a big one!
And don't need to worry about getting the shape right. I've created a printable template to help you fold the perfect pentagonal pyramids.  Download it HERE!
Follow along with the DIY video tutorial:

10 comments:

  1. Wow! I LOVE this!!

    I have a 13 year old son that is endlessly fascinated by origami, geometric patterns, and the engineering of anything. I end up sharing everything you post with him. :)
    I am definitely making some of these (big) for decor at his next birthday. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Awesome! Do share some photos when you get around to making these! :)

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  2. What type of paper did you use? I tried using card stock and it just wouldn't stay together :-( I am excited to try again! My Geometry students love all the origami decorations I have in my room. Thank you so much for the video!!!

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    1. I am using Canson Mi-Teintes paper (98 lb / 160 gsm) in the example, but anything similar or thinner like photocopy paper would work, I think! Just make sure to use good white glue and press / wait for about 10s when you are gluing each piece together. :) Good luck!

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    2. Thank you so much! I will definitely give it another shot :-)

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  3. I can't download the template. Appears an error in Dropbox page :(

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    1. It should be fixed now! Thanks for letting me know.

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  4. the download link seems to be down. I can't download it.. :( :( Is there any way that you can fix the link maybe? really appreciate it! :) :)

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    1. It should be fixed now! Thanks for letting me know.

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