Picture of Origami Egg
This instructable will teach you how to turn 96 triangles into an egg. Just to warn you, this instructable is very tedious and will take a lot of time, but its result will be very rewarding.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

  • 96 equilateral paper triangles!!! (for egg)
  • 12 triangles (for stand) (optional)


  • Scissors (optional)l
  • Glue (optional but recommended)


  • Patience, and lots of it.
  • Time, at least 5 days weeks months years decades centuries millenia hours
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smileys6 years ago
Nice ible n8. I made a simpler one than yours and it is 1 1/2 feet tall and I stuck a vase in it. Also if you look at it from another angle than the one in the pic it looks bigger on the ends as where in the pic it is bigger in the middle.
Thats awesome, it looks like the flowers are growing out of the egg :)
I made one! I did 2 inch triangles and it was a lot of work! I didnt use glue and it was really easy to make! Thanks! ^^
Scififemale5 years ago
I made it! tried to make it without glue but it got too annoying so glued it in the end.
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PKTraceur6 years ago
Do you have a PDF for triangles? 1 inch per side, maybe?

This site has all sorts of graph ptf printables for free and you can make them what ever size you want.  I have just printd the triangle graph onto shocking pink paper and will be trying this egg tonight.

arby2205 years ago
A tip I learned after making my 23rd triangle: don't actually make them individually. It goes much faster if you use one triangle as a guide and put 2 or 3 squares behind it and cut them all out. This helped me a LOT, especially since I decided to make my squares 1x1 cm.
Obelisk11016 years ago
Great instructable! I was bored at work today and needed something to do. I made one with white paper and suspended a blue post-it crane in the middle with a paperclip. Check it out:
n8man (author)  Obelisk11016 years ago
Wow, looks great. Will add pic to the instructable soon
Hiyadudez n8man5 years ago
Sunbanks6 years ago
That took me so long to make.
But I did it! It's kind of a funny shape though...
I'm so amazed I didn't rip it to pieces or set it on fire.
That is kickin'!!!! -PKT
Haha thanks :D I wish you luck on yours.
n8man (author)  Sunbanks6 years ago
Great Job!!! Well the funny shape is caused by a different geometric pattern... It does look very cool though. What happened, by the looks of it, is that the squares that you have along the sides should not be there, and they should be hexagons and also the hexagons next to it should be pentagons. But the best part of it is that you actually had the patience (or time, or both) to able to cut out the triangles, make the units, and make something out of it. The first time that I tried to make this I almost went insane trying to put the pieces in the right shape. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Sunbanks n8man6 years ago
If I make another one I think I'll try to make it look more normal XD It definitely helped that I cut out the triangles last night and folded some of the units and then today I folded the rest and actually built it. If I had tried to make it all in one night I think I would have gotten really frustrated with it and just shoved it all in the computer desk drawer...
I made one of these the normal way and it ended up to be a sphere. I like the idea of using something other than square paper.
very good for Easter! lol. I'm very impressed with your work.
rookie16 years ago
Really great. I'm very impressed.
acetomato6 years ago
i do origami alll the time but that looks cool look up omega star if you like this
igetpaid6 years ago
how big do the triangles have to be?
n8man (author)  igetpaid6 years ago
The triangles can be made from any size of square paper, the bigger the square, the bigger the triangle.
igetpaid n8man6 years ago
k thanks
n8man (author)  igetpaid6 years ago
Sorry, I thought this was a comment on another instructable, the ideal size for the triangles is between 1/2 inches and 3 inches for each size, sorry for the mix-up
do they actually have to be that size or can they be different sizes????
naruto45676 years ago
WOOOOAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dude I have to say that u r amazing man!!!!!great job.
GorrillazMiko would love this.
bkreed6 years ago
Wow, that's really cool, N8!
Sparrowhawk6 years ago
This is great, I've just made a coloured one but with a bird inside like Obelisk1101's :) I'll be having nightmares about triangles for weeks though... Btw your challenge is impossible - how can you have six colours and each colour in a hexagon be different?!
n8man (author)  Sparrowhawk6 years ago
There is a way to do the challenge because I have seen an egg like that, but I do not remember how to make it.
I dunno... six colours, six units, and none of them the same? It can't be done. Maybe you mean no two colours touching?
n8man (author)  Sparrowhawk6 years ago
yes it can, later I will try to prove it
Cool. Eggs. +5/5.
n8man (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Yay, you are back, why did your parents cut off your internet
Keith-Kid6 years ago


n8man (author)  Keith-Kid6 years ago
Now keith, settle down, TPTB will feature this if they really like it. but if you really want them to feature this, send them a pm? "hint hint nudge nudge"
KentsOkay6 years ago
Keith-Kid6 years ago
n8, I am EXTREMELY impressed! I absolutely love this ible!

A few suggestions:

  • Should there be a specific size for the triangles?
  • You should demonstrate different methods of obtaining the triangles
  • Personally, I buy some paper squares, usually available at 200 for $5, which is perfect for origami
I gave this a 5 and I favorited it!

n8, keep representing! ROCK ON!
n8man (author)  Keith-Kid6 years ago
Thanks KK now for your suggestions.<br/><br/><ul class="curly"><li>1 I am not sure, this is only my third or fourth egg, I think the Ideal size is between 1/2 inch and 3 inches for each size. With bigger sizes the hole between the subunits is too big so the pieces do not hold eachother and with the smaller ones it gets very hard to link the units.</li><li>2 Could you explain what you are trying to say.</li><li>3 That is basically option number 3 but I did forget to recommend real origami paper.</li></ul>
Keith-Kid n8man6 years ago
I'm gonna make one! I simply MUST! I'll post it when I make it! N8, this deserves to be featured!!!
=SMART=6 years ago
Woah !! this is soo cool !!
Its so detailed !!
This should definitely be featured :D
5* !
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