How to Make Three Dimensional Solids from Paper

Watch as we make three dimensional ‘solids’ from paper. We used 90lb water color paper and our Silhouette Cameo to make the five regular solids as discovered by Pythagoras in the 6th century BC.

We were inspired by the book “String, Straightedge and Shadow” by Julia Diggins which we are reading for our geometry unit for homeschool.

If you don’t have a Silhouette Cameo to cut out these shapes, don’t worry! Just download the templates HERE and make them on your own. All you need is a printer, scissors and tape!




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4 thoughts on “How to Make Three Dimensional Solids from Paper

  1. how do you make these templates on the Sillhouette Cameo? My mom has one and I am doing a math project and was i was thinking this would be a good way to do it

    1. Hi Russell, I drew them first, scanned them, traced them in the program and then cut them out (I think, hehe, it’s been a while). You can use the templates available for download on my site and important them into the program and trace them to cut them.

  2. Hi Hana, I don’t see the templates for the three dimensional solids. I’d love to make these for my drawing class. Thank you so much!

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