Making Platonic Solids with Gumdrops and Toothpicks

geometric shapes made with gum drops and toothpicks

Pete’s creations from left to right: tetrahedron, cube, octahedron and icosahedron

We’ve been making Platonic solids with gumdrops once a year for about four years now. We use directions from “Constructing Platonic Solids in the Classroom”

brown haired teenager constructing a cube with toothpicks and gumdrops

Pete makes the cube

two children, boy and a girl with curly hair, constructing geometric solids

Aidan and Tessa at work

young boy looks through a tetrahedron

Patrick and his tetrahedron

young girl constructing a cube

Tessa constructs the cube

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