Have fun making this great Modular Star. You could even put some LED lights inside to make it glow!
Step 1: Origami Modular Star
You will need 30 pieces of origami paper.
You can use whatever size you wish, just make sure it's a square
On this demo, I used 6"x6" paper.
On the large white one, I used 12"x12"
Start with you paper color side down. Pic. #1
Fold an + in the paper. Pic. #2
Fold 1 corner to the center. Pic. #1
Do the same to the opposite side corner. Pic. #2
Turn over - you will see the color side. Pic. #1
Fold the folded edge to the center line. Pic. #2 & 3
Be careful to not fold the flap. Just let that pop out. Pic. #4
Your end result is Pic. #5
You are doing GREAT!
Turn over. Pic. #1
Fold the 'wings' over to the center. Pic. #2
Do this on the other 'wing' also. Pic. #3
Take your time with these steps.
Pic. #1 shows an 'imaginary' line.
Fold your paper in a diagnal, pinch the top point and the bottom. So you make a nice straight line.
Turn over, fold the 'wings' like in previous steps. Pic. #5 & #6
Turn over. Unfold the 'wings' you just creased. Pic. #1
Turn back over and crease in half. Point to point.
Are you ready for the FUN part!
This is the part you will make 30 of these pieces. Have fun! :)
Now, lets put them together.
Pic. #1 shows you the pocket. This is where the next piece will go into.
Take your second piece and slide into the pocket on the purple piece.
The crease line will line up.
These can be hard to stay together, you can use paper clips, double stick tape etc.
As you add more pieces it will stay together better.
Add the 3rd piece the same way. Slide it into the 2nd pocket. Pic #2
Don't worry if they fall out, just take your time and do it again. :)
Now, lets close the triangle.
Take the tap of the first piece and put it into the pocket of the 3rd piece. Pic. #4
This can take some time.
Make another triangle. You will do the same technique you did for the first one. (Except the first piece is already there)
Then close that triangle.
Just keep going until you are finished. It will start looking like a ball and it will be a bit easier.
This is another one that I made.
Yours will resemble this!