Patches the Cat: A Print-and-Build Paper Sculpture Kit

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In this activity, learners get hands-on with geometry by making a polyhedron kitty sculpture. Several of the kitty's body parts are variations of a polyhedron called the rhombicuboctahedron - can you say that three times fast? Includes easy to print-out templates of the kitty and handy tips for construction. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Model


Materials List (per student)

  • Card stock or heavy paper
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Color printer


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Model Building


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access



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