Introduction: Easy Origami Modular Star

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This is one of my mom's favorite pieces of origami. I make a lot of origami, so that's saying something.

The star is modular, so you have to make a decent amount of pieces. Don't worry though, they're really simple to make.

I guess I should get into the instructable.

Step 1: Gather Your Paper.

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You're supposed to use 16 pieces of paper to make this, but you can get away with as little as 12. But you really need at least 12.

Step 2: Fold the Diagonals.

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White side up, fold the paper across both diagonals.

Step 3: Fold Corners to the Center.

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Fold all 4 corners to the center, which will be marked where the diagonals cross. In fancy origami terminology, this is called a blintz base.

Step 4: Fold Into a Kite.

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Fold into a kite. This is exactly what it looks like.

*EDIT*
I was asked how to do this step, so I'll clarify. You fold an edge along the center line. See the second image for a reference.

Step 5: Flip and Fold Up.

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Flip your kite over and fold the small part sticking out up.

Step 6: Fold in Half.

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Fold in half along the side the triangle isn't on. It should look just like the picture.

Step 7: Repeat.

Just make more. You need at least 12 of these.

Step 8: Assemble.

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The parts should slide together, the open side fitting into flaps on the other side. It may fall apart. Glue is fine to use, especially if you intend on using it less than gently.

Step 9: Bask in the Glory.

Wow, you just created an awesome piece of origami! Wasn't that easy? Now you probably want to go out and learn more things because origami is great! I suggest doing that! YAY!

Try and find a cool use for this! A wreath, a hat, a spiked wheel of death, there are tons of cool options! Now go out and have fun with this!

Comments

mrsmerwin (author)2018-01-12

How do you get the kite in step 4?

ProfessorPi made it! (author)mrsmerwin2018-01-12

Now it's working. This might help:

ProfessorPi (author)mrsmerwin2018-01-12

I would include an image, but it's not letting me. You basically fold and edge along the center line so it touches. Try reading this: http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-kite-base.html

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