Patterned Dodecahedra II

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The models in this chapter utilize a template. Use paper of the same size for the template and the units. Four-inch squares will yield finished models about 4" in height. The template will also be created using origami methods. The use of a template will not  only  expedite  the folding  process  but it will also reduce unwanted creases on a unit, mak- ing the finished model look neater.

Making a Template

1. Fold into thirds following the number sequence.

2.  Valley fold top layer only.

3. Pull bottom flap out to the top.

4. Valley fold top layer only.

5. Mountain  fold at center.

6. Fold as shown.

7. Turn over and repeat.

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8. Open mountain fold from Step 5.