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Craft Project: Platonic Solids

Stars and Stripes String Light Cover (Tetrahedron) Patterns

Tetrahedra light covers - Four of July
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Printing instructions

Each string light cover is a tetrahedron having four triangle faces with one face being a plain white star. Print one colored pattern for every four light covers and one black & white star pattern for every twelve light covers. So, for each light cover you will have three colored triangles and one white triangle. Download and print the required number of patterns on white paper.

Tip: The string light is inserted through the white triangle face, which is usually not seen.

Tip: If you prefer other colors, print the black & white pattern on colored paper or open the  pdf file in Inkscape (a free drawing program) and add any colors you like to the templates.

Stars & Stripes
Printable pattern for triangles with stars and stripes to make tetrahedron, octahedron or icosahedron
Patriotic Stars
Printable pattern for triangles with stars to make tetrahedron, octahedron or icosahedron
Patriotic Stars
Printable pattern for triangles with stars to make tetrahedron, octahedron or icosahedron

Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The Adobe Reader is available for free.

All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4). When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.

How to Make String Light Covers

These patterns for string light covers are, in fact, circles with inscribed triangles for the tetrahedron, octahedron and icosahedron in the Platonic Solids craft project. See this craft project for detailed instructions on how to make tetrahedron light covers from these circles. To complete each light cover, simply cut an 'X' with a craft knife in the white face of the tetrahedron and slip a string light through the opening.

Alternate stars and stripes string light covers!
Tetrehedra string light covers--stars and stripes

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Tip: Each light cover has four faces. Use three stars or three stripes for each light cover with the fourth face being plain white.

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