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EASIEST WAY TO MAKE A 5 INTERSECTING TETRAHEDRA

To make an origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra you need 30 pieces of paper. These can be made any size with a ration of 1:3, I used 5x15cm paper to make a model measuring around 16.5cm.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Instructions on how to make a paper strip unit. You will need to make 30 units total, for a first time maker, I would recommend using 5 different colours with 6 units each.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

I've used these 5 colours to make it easier to follow along to.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Starting with the red, use 6 of the same colour pieces to make a tetrahedron.

I stuck a small piece of paper on the corner of the tetrahedra as the indicator. This will be the top corner.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Then use 3 of the paper strip units to create a 3 pieces unit. Repeat this for the remaining four colours. I would recommend gluing the joints for all 3 pieces units at this step, this will help to keep the stability when add them to the structure.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Add the first 3 pieces unit to the tetrahedron as showing on photo. Complete the second tetrahedron by adding further 3 units from the same colour. By checking from the side, the second tetrahedron (yellow) should be on the left.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Add the second 3 piece unit to the structure.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

These 3 images are from the back angle showing how to add further 3 units.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

The third 3 pieces unit is added to the junction of 3 existing colours. Keep checking each strip is in the right position.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Add the last 3 pieces unit to the junction of red, yellow and green (or in the order of the first, second and the fourth colour you used).

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Check the images from different angle to make sure the purple strips are in the right position. Then add the rest 3 units to complete.

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Origami 5 Intersecting Tetrahedra Tutorial

Check the images from different angle to make sure the purple strips are in the right position. Then add the rest 3 units to complete.

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