Fold a Crystal

Rocks are made of minerals, and minerals often have crystal shapes. In this fun activity about geometry in nature, learners create their own crystal shapes out of paper. What does a tetrahedron look like? Find out here!

Materials List:

  • Printout of PDF (on card stock if possible)

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • Printer

Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes

Activity Time: 45 - 60 minutes


Fold a CrystalPDF


  • Earth & Space Science
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Mathematics

Grade Level:

  • Grades 3 - 12

Activity Type:

  • Model