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I got a new book called The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.  It's a cool story - when a kid folds an origami Yoda, and sits it on his finger like puppet, it gives good advice.

Even better, there are instructions in the back of the book to make your own finger puppet.  I made loads, then I thought bigger.

I got a sheet of A2 paper, tweaked the instructions a bit to suit my own taste, and I made a giant Origami Yoda.

Here's how...
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Step 1: Fold down

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Start with the sheet of paper portrait style.

About 15cm (6 inches) from the top, fold it down and make a sharp crease.

Step 2: Start the ears.

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At the end you just folded, fold each corner over

Step 3: Continue the ears...

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Open up everything you've folded so far, and turn the corners inside out.

Step 4: Start the robe.

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About 15cm from the bottom of the paper, fold up and make a sharp crease.

Fold that flap back again, but make the crease about 2-3cm from the first one - you make a zig-zag.

Step 5: Lift up the robe.

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Lift the bottom half up, line up the bottom edge with the top crease, and fold the paper in half.

Step 6: Fold back

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Fold the paper back from the head.

Make the crease level with the bottom of the first section you made in steps 1-3.

Step 7: Turn over...

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...and then...

Find the centre-line from the top of Yoda's head to the bottom of his robe.

Fold over one side so that the angled bit of the head end lines up with the centre-line.

Fold the other side to match.

Step 8: Finishing his ears.

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At about belly-button height, there are two loose points you can lift up.

Lift them up and fold them out as far as you can without ripping the paper.

Make sharp creases.

Step 9: Make his head.

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Lay your ruler across the head, about 7 or 8 centimetres from the top, and fold over.

Crease this really hard - you've just made his face, so it has to point the right way!
holymoses15 days ago



sandym16 months ago

I REALLY like that book!I also have my own! sadly it's stuck between a rock and a hard place,if ya know what I mean...

tqwerty3 years ago
Conker-X (author)  tqwerty3 years ago
thanks one thing i didn't know about is in the first (made) STAR WARS films (episode 5,6,7) YODA was a robot with a cloak (i wonder if there is an instructable for that.
I hope so, if not, you should make one :D
Goodhart3 years ago
That's cute :-) Nicely constructed.
Conker-X (author)  Goodhart3 years ago
thanks "cool profile picture you have"
Why thank you. I rotate about 18 different ones throughout the year according to how I am feeling :-)
Clearly, the force is strong with you.

keep up the good work!
Conker-X (author)  masynmachien3 years ago
thanks i got 15 months pro membership for it.
ilpug3 years ago
Not bad at all. I like how you made the folds on the sleeves of his robe.
Conker-X (author)  ilpug3 years ago
thanks nice profile picture
lizzyastro3 years ago
Nice folding Conker-X
Conker-X (author)  lizzyastro3 years ago
thanks i folded the paper over a ruler and then sharpened the creases with my thumb nail
rimar20003 years ago
Very good work, Conqueror!
Conker-X (author)  rimar20003 years ago
thanks this only my second instructable not including painting my acoustic guitar which i did before i had my own account so it is on my dads account (Kiteman).
Lorddrake3 years ago
great job. Every step is well described and the images are clear and easy to understand.

Keep up the good work and you too shall be a (insert booming echoy voice here) INSTRUCTABLES LEGEND!

Conker-X (author)  Lorddrake3 years ago
Thanks it is only my second instructable so i struggled a bit. i would have more but i get allot of homework and my school won't let me bring my camera in
Ha, my little brother loves that book. Nice job!
Conker-X (author)  Lithium Rain3 years ago
thanks its one of my favourites to. there is a second one called DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK.
canucksgirl3 years ago
Nice job Conker-X. :)
Conker-X (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
thanks this is my first instructable with help (excluding photo taking).
Mmmm Impressive are the folding skills of this young one.
Conker-X (author)  Nostalgic Guy3 years ago
thanks i folded the paper over a ruler and then sharpened the creases with my thumb.
Kiteman3 years ago
For the front-page feature, well done, youngling!