Math Crafts

Snapology Origami Campanus’ Sphere

At the time of this writing, most of our activities have been severely curtailed due to the pandemic for the past 9 months. We feel that now is the best time to turn to crafts as a way to relieve stress, improve your fine motor skills, and maybe hone your artistic skills. Our specialty is math crafts, and we present to you here some of our favorite paper craft activities from sessions we led at online conferences.

You can find some history and math about the Campanus’ Sphere here, instructions to make this particular model in snapology origami here.

Snapology Origami Icosahedron Made from Tetrapacks

This is a snapology origami icosahedron made of tetra paks. That’s right, those milk juice containers, and nothing else. These instructions explain how to transform the used box into strips. When you are ready to use the strips to make the icosahedron, see Dave Honda’s snapology origami instructions. Here is the presentation Dave Honda and I gave at the STEAM Youth and Community Conference 2020.

Snapology Origami Skills by Dave Honda

If you are serious about getting into Snapology Origami, go through these detailed and comprehensive instructions by Dave Honda

Basic Cutting and Folding

Various connectors

Cardstock Spinner

Here are the instructions for the paper spinner presented at the NYC Math Festival 2020 . This is the presentation .

Geometiles Kaleidoscopes 

Geometiles kaleidoscope with calla lilly. This kaleidoscope has no bottom.

We have detailed instructions on how to create kaleidoscopes like the one above out of your Geometiles. Click here for details.