Introduction: Morphing Origami Star

A nice, easy fun origami project. Try to use colorful, smooth, glazed paper for optimal results. You will need 8 sheets of square origami paper.

I used two sheets of origami paper and divided them into fourths. This would probably be best if your planning on making a two colored star like I am. 

Step 1: Base Unit

Take one piece of paper and fold it in half. Unfold it so the color that you do not want to show faces you. Fold two triangles (as you would in a paper plane) to the center line. Then fold the model in half. With the opening of the paper facing down, take the upper right corner and fold it down to the center of the bottom. Unfold and tuck this corner into the model. Flatten out the paper. You have made one unit. Repeat this with the rest of the sheets.

Step 2: Fitting the Pieces Together

Fit two units together as shown, with one unit in between the two flaps of the other. Tuck in the top point of the first unit into the second one.

Step 3: Finishing

Continue in this fashion until the star is finished.

Enjoy your star :).

Comments

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chabug (author)2016-05-06

It was a bit tricky but I was able to make it but it was wrong.

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JenniferM144 made it! (author)2016-02-25

My son helped me with this one. It was fun and easy to do.

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MatthewG7 (author)2015-01-31

you can also make ninja stars out of plastic bottle caps.

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c3ralki1l3r (author)2013-02-19

I give you 5 Patricks out of 5

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frogWCS (author)c3ralki1l3r2013-11-02

lol I get it

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viper209ify (author)2011-11-09

pretty sweet man

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klulinski (author)2011-11-05

this is amazing! it actually worked! ive been trying to make these for about a year now, and every time i tryed, it didnt work. im so happy now.(:

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ntucker2 (author)2011-10-10

very cool

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ZoDo (author)2011-09-26

Great job. I like this

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Chirpoff (author)2011-09-18

I love making these! Cool job! :D

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sunshiine (author)2011-09-13

Very nice!

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scoochmaroo (author)2011-09-13

Excellent!

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