Creating Polyhedra with Snapology

Faye Goldman
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 547–552 Workshop Papers


This workshop provides an introduction to the Snapology Technique. This technique, invented by Heinz Strobl (Germany), makes beautiful polyhedra. Paper strips or ribbons are folded to form rectangular prisms which appear extruded from the edges of the base polyhedron. Once the technique is understood, it is possible to create an endless number and type of polyhedra. Participants will learn the basic technique and use it to make an icosahedron.