- Download this template with all the glob-y components and instruction pics.
- Cut out all 20 little maps (tip, there are 4 PDF pages, you can stack the North Pole / Lower Latitudes and the South Pole / Upper Latitudes pages and save half the cutting).
- Crimp along the dotted lines and start assembling the little suckers. There are little letter guides to help you with the assembly (you think it’s be easy, but I tell you, you’ll be thankful for them; by the way, adding these letters was easily the most mind-bending part of building this template). Glue sticks or staplers have worked for me. It will get pretty crazy at the end, but you are a geographer and you’ll push through that. Nothing of value comes without some sort of effort.
- Enjoy. Make them with your kids. Give them to your friends. Geography is its own gift, so imagine the force-multiplying potential of these things. Hang them wherever you see fit, which is anywhere you please. Also, don’t forget to tack in a loop before it’s all closed up.
If you make one I’d sure love to see it. So ping me on Twitter and share your geodesic (or icosahedron, probably more accurately) spirit!