Waves Icosahedron (Design by Meenakshi Mukerji)

Waves Icosahedron (Design by Meenakshi Mukerji)
Waves Icosahedron (Design by Meenakshi Mukerji)

It’s been a while since I did some serious folding, so to get back into the groove of things, I decided to attempt a modular.

I chose to fold Meenakshi Mukerji’s Waves which is a very pretty design if you get the color combination right. You can fold this design using tant, foil or even Kami paper, but the best option as per Sara Adams is tant paper. This is because tant is heavier than kami and foil. Using foil paper, you should be careful with the folding, as foil creases and leaves marks on the surface very easily. With Kami, it is troublesome to keep the units together during assembly which is why Sara Adams advises the use of binder clips (the small variety) at the time of assembly.

This model is fun to fold – requiring 30 units, with each unit folded from a strip if paper.

Paper to use:
I used 10 sheets of single side colored kami paper for my rendition of the model. Each of the sheets I cut into thirds, so I made 3 units of a single color from a single sheet. You would need 30 units in all and the sheets can be single side colored or double, it really doesn’t matter at all.

How to fold this model:
Sara Adams has generously shared an instructional video with us on the folding sequence and assembly of this model. Meenakshi Mukerji has given her the permission for this. You will also find the instructions to this model on Meenakshi Mukerji’s Origami Site

You will also find the diagrams to this model in Meenakshi Mukerji’s 2010 released book – Origami Inspirations.

Pasted below is the instructional video by Sara Adams:

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