Five Intersecting Tetrahedra

model of five intersecting tetrahedra

You can inscribe a tetrahedron in a dodecahedron. If you inscribe five, one at each vertex of the topmost face, you create a beautiful solid.


  1. Cut out 20 copies of the shape from the pattern. If you would like to make each tetrahedron a unique color, cut four template pieces out of each color.
  2. Fold and glue the pieces to form the 20 vertices.
  3. five vertices taped togetherTape five vertices together as shown. Place the tape on the inside of the model. Use one vertex of each color if you are making a multi-color model.
  4. Continue taping vertices onto the model, placing the tape on the inside.