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 square3 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. Tetrahedron3 triangles meet at each vertex4 Faces4 Vertices6 EdgesTetrahedron NetTetrahedron Net (with tabs)Spin a Tetrahedron Cube3 squares meet at each vertex6 Faces8 Vertices12 EdgesCube NetCube Net (with tabs)Spin a Cube Octahedron4 triangles meet at each vertex8 Faces6 Vertices12 EdgesOctahedron NetOctahedron Net (with tabs)Spin an Octahedron Dodecahedron3 pentagons meet at each vertex12 Faces20 Vertices30 EdgesDodecahedron NetDodecahedron Net (with tabs)Spin a Dodecahedron Icosahedron5 triangles meet at each vertex20 Faces12 Vertices30 EdgesIcosahedron NetIcosahedron Net (with tabs)Spin an Icosahedron