Revisiting a dodecahedron folding into a cube

Back in 2016 Simon Greg showed me an incredible GIF of a dodecahedron folding into a cube:

dodecahedron fold

which he found on this other amazing blog post by Herman Serras:

The Golden Section, The Golden Triangle, The Regular Pentagon and the Pentagram, The Dodecahedron

Today we decided to revisit our old project of making the shapes from our Zometool set. We started by looking at the gif:

Next I had the boys play around with the zometool set to try to make this shape. They worked for 15 min and made these shapes:

Here’s a closer look at the dodecahedron and the folded shape:

Finally, we took a look at one last surprise: