Aug 202022

Origami Star Dodecahedron by Francesco Mancini

The Origami Star Dodecahedron is one of the many models that can be folded using the SIP (Six Intersection Pentagrams) Unit. The SIP model was co-discovered independently by Francesco Mancini, Jared Needle and Leong Cheng Chit. The same unit can be used to fold the Star Icosidodecahedron (60 units), the Star Dodecahedron (30 units) and the Star Prism (15 units). And since I tend to fold a lot of 30-unit models, I tried out the star dodecahedron :)

The units are fairly easy to fold and assemble. I had used handmade marble paper and am quite pleased with the way it turned out, though I am not too happy with the photograph! But I do like the ethnic feel that the terracotta ducks add to the picture :)

Model Details:

Model: Origami Star Dodecahedron

Creator: Francesco Mancini

Creator on the Web: Flickr!

Classification: Origami | Modular

Difficulty Level: High Intermediate

Paper Ratio: Rectangle in ratio 1:2

Paper Size: 4 inches by 2 inches

Model Size: ~ 7 inches in diameter

Tutorial: Youtube

Diagram: Creating Origami (The pdf provides the instructions for the Six Integrating Pentagram model, but the first page of the pdf has the diagrams for folding the unit).