Platonic Solids

A Platonic Solid is a 3D shape where:

  • each face is the same regular polygon
  • the same number of polygons meet at each vertex (corner)

Example: the Cube is a Platonic Solid

  • each face is the same-sized square
  • 3 squares meet at each corner

There are only five platonic solids.

The Platonic Solids

For each solid we have two printable nets (with and without tabs). You can make models with them! Print them on a piece of card, cut them out, tape the edges, and you will have your own platonic solids.

Tetrahedron Tetrahedron
   
Cube Cube
   
Octahedron Octahedron
   
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron
   
Icosahedron Icosahedron

Images courtesy of Wikipedia