Stop by and visit our space to assemble a laser cut paper lantern. We have many colors and from which to choose. While visiting you can also take time to see our innovative projects coming our of our space.
There are five regular convex polyhedra: tetrahedron (4), cube (6), octahedron (8), dodecahedron (12), and icosahedron (20). Select links for animations of each solid. Each vertex of a regular polyhedra contacts the surface of a sphere. All the vertices of a polyhedra are on the surface of the same sphere. The lines connecting the vertices are called geodesics. We have included cut templates foreach of the polyhedra below. Have fun and enjoy.
We prefer cardstock. It is thicker and more durable than regular paper. Used file folders are a great source for materials. The transition to digital storage has surely produced a great opportunity to reuse materials. If you cannot find file folder or would like fancy colors then card stock is available from Joan Fabrics. With a coupon which are always availabe you can produce lanterns for about ten cents each. We buy the following multicolors packs when they are on sale.
Tetrahedrons, Octahedrons, and Icosahedrons are all assembled from triangles.
Cubes or Hexahedrons are assembled from squares.
Dodecahedrons are assembled from pentagons.