In my Origami picture puzzle cube, I said I started puzzling on the stellated octahedron, but made a puzzle cube first, since the stellated octahedron was going to take a lot of time.

Last week, I decided I actually wanted to give it a try. I'm glad I made the cube first though, I already had the basic models and knew more about the modules. It took probably more than twice the time of the cube to make the stellated octahedron. It's twice the amount of work, which makes it hard to make it at once. Once the test shape has been folded, and unfolded, folded again, and yes, unfolded, most of the work is actually already done.

Even though it takes some time, making the stellated octahedron is a lot of fun. I think the best part is when you are folding the modules: you can already see the pictures coming together :D

Step 1 and 2 show the preparation I did to make the models. Step 3 shows the way the pictures have to be divided. Step 4 is just a short step, in which I make clear how I went from the old model, used in the origami picture puzzle cube, to the new model. I've added the files with the models to step 5, step 6 and 7 will show you how to use them. When you have inserted all the parts, all that's left is printing, cutting and folding, which is shown in step 8 and 9. Lastly, you can look at the entire stellated octahedron by watching the video I added to the last step.

I hope you like it :D

Step 1: Adding numbers

When the test shape was completed, I added numbers to it, so when unfolded I would know which image to add where. I wrote the number on every part of the square, six times per square. I forgot a few, like the sixth 3, visible in picture 2 of this step. (or actually not visible)

After adding the numbers, I took the stellated octahedron apart and unfolded all twelve of the pieces. I used these pieces to create the model, as shown in step 4.

<p>wow what a creative idea</p>
<p>Thank you!!</p>
<p>I like your concept of paper, as I, personally, could not even do this in my dreams. and you made the concept and the execution for these?</p>
<p>Thank you! Yes, yes I did :) </p>
That is incredible!!
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>My goodness! you have some crazy origami skills! love this one :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much!!! :D</p>
<p>I have no idea how you come up with such clever (and complicated) projects, it's amazing! Great job Emily!! :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much Linda!! </p>
<p>Wow! This looks great! A lot of hard work and dedication always pays off :D Awesome job Emily and thanks for sharing!</p><p>Voted :-)</p><p>(I would have commented earlier, but it didn't appear on my feed :-P)</p>
<p>Thank you so much! :D </p>
<p>You did lots of hard work putting these, I loved it. Thanks Emily :)</p>
<p>Aw, thank you so much Tarun!! </p>
<p>My brain hurts just looking at all the work you put into these! Amazing job! </p>
<p>Haha, thank you so much Nicole! And, it's definitely worth it! </p>

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