Making Christmas Ornaments – AKA Modular Origami

Making Christmas Ornaments – AKA Modular Origami

I love DIY projects. I love to make things. And in our family, its tradition to make ornaments each year for friends and family. Well, this year I went back to a project I did with my students last year. Its called modular origami, and basically you make oodles of the same piece over and over and then link them together to make pointed balls. 30 or so will make a stellated isosohedron. A CRAP TON more will make the EPCOT ball. You don’t even have to glue them (although I recommend it for the EPCOT style ones – they get unstable when they’re that big.)

Yeah, I’m a Disney freak, so you know I did that last year.

Anyway, here’s a link to the directions I used:¬†https://www.math.lsu.edu/~verrill/origami/sonobe/

its actually pretty simple, and If you do them with Christmasy paper, it looks pretty snazzy. Try it and see for yourself! I’d love to see what you come up with!

Here’s a little one I made with about 12 pieces. Its smaller, and I like the big one better, but this one is still pretty cute.

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