Origami Paper Yoda | Star Wars




Introduction: Origami Paper Yoda | Star Wars

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Origami is a traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The word Origami is derived from "ori" meaning "folding", and "kami" meaning "paper".

The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper.

Origami folders often use the Japanese word "kirigami" to refer to designs which use cuts. The best-known origami model is the Japanese paper crane.


The beginnings of origami are not clear. Paper folding started in China in the 1st or 2nd century. It finally came to Japan in the 6th century. Instead of making models that looked exactly like things, the first origami models only looked similar to things. People often folded models and gave them to other people for good luck.

There were also independent paper folding traditions in other countries, like Germany and Spain. The earliest evidence of paper folding in Europe is a picture of a boat in 1490. There was also a paper box from 1440. Finally, in 1845, Kan no mado was written, and it was the first book of origami models.

In 1954, Japanese paper folder Akira Yoshizawa created rules to explain how to fold origami models. His instructions on paper folding are now used in all countries.


New types of origami have been made because more people are making origami models.

  1. Modular Origami : is a type of paper folding that uses many sheets of paper. Modular origami is used to make large structures that cannot be made with one sheet of paper. So, many sheets of paper are folded in identical shapes, and they are then put together by inserting flaps into pockets.
  1. Pureland origami : is origami with one rule, only one fold can be made at a time. British paper folder John Smith started pureland origami for inexperienced paper-folders or for people with poor motor skills. Hard folds, like the inside-reverse fold, are not allowed in pureland origami.


The best paper for origami is thin and crisp and absolutely square. Pre-cut origami paper is sold in many colors, sizes, and patterns. Also duo papers or paper with different colors on each side. There are also special papers, like textured, metallic, and patterned.

Many paper-folders prefer to use a flat surface to fold models on, but others, like the Japanese, fold in the air. Traditional paper folders believe that only the hands should be used when folding, but many modern folders uses tools like tweezers, rulers, etc.


I think now you have got pretty much idea about origami and its history, so in this instructable I have shown a very easy Origami Paper Yoda making process.

If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll love these easy origami. This Yoda comes with a stand that also doubles as his robe. It's just as cute as well ugly Yoda.

Let's see the instructions.

Step 1: Tools & Materials

Very basic Tools and Materials are needed to make an Origami model, like

  • Color Paper (green and white)
  • Or Duo Papers (different color on both sides)
  • A Ruler
  • Scissor or Cutter
  • Marker Pen

Step 2: Yoda Head

Here I used a square piece of origami paper color side down. Its 15x15 cm in dimension, follow these instructions now on.

Step 3: Yoda Head

  • Now, fold the left half over to the right side by folding the left corner to the right corner.
  • Then, crease the fold well, and then unfold.

Step 4: Yoda Head

    • Then, fold the bottom corner to the top corner.
    • Next, grab both layers of the top corner and fold them down to the center of the bottom edge. The center is where the vertical crease is.

    Step 5: Yoda Head

    • Grab only the top layer and fold it up about half of the triangle and will extend pass the top edge.
    • Next, fold the tip down as shown.

    Step 6: Yoda Head

    • Fold the left half at straight up at the center.
    • Then, do the same for the right half.

    Step 7: Yoda Head

    • Now, fold the top left edge up to the center line.
    • Then, do the same for the top right edge.

    Step 8: Yoda Head

    • Next, fold Yoda's ridiculously large ears down as shown.

    Step 9: Yoda Head

    • Then fold his ears back up as shown, so that they point out to the side.
    • Next, fold the chin up.

    Step 10: Yoda Head

    • Now, turn the paper over and draw his face with a pen. So, the face of our Yoda is now completed.
    • In the next step, we will make the body part of Yoda, so that it can stand on his own.

    Step 11: Yoda Body

    • Here, I used another piece of square origami paper and place it color side up.

    Step 12: Yoda Body

    • Now, fold the left half to the right side and then unfold.

    Step 13: Yoda Body

    • Next, fold the top left and top right edges to the center, but not fully, instead at a slight angle as shown in the pictures.

    Step 14: Yoda Body

    • Now, fold the bottom left and bottom right edges to the center line.

    Step 15: Yoda Body

    • Next, turn the paper over.
    • And then, fold the bottom corner part up to the top corner.

    Step 16: Yoda Body

    • Now, take the top corner part and fold it to the bottom edge.
    • Again, fold the top corner part of the lower layer down, as shown in the picture.

    Step 17: Yoda Body

    • Here, I inserted a pink color paper in the middle of the body so that a differentiation can be noticed between body parts. though it is not mandatory.

    Step 18: Yoda Body

    • Here, turn the paper over.
    • And, fold the left and right corner parts to the center line.

    Step 19: Yoda Body Parts

    • Now, we have completed both the Head and Body parts and it is now ready to get assemble.

    Step 20: Full Yoda

    • Next, turn the paper over.
    • And then, slide in Yoda's head over the top of the body and turn the figure over again.

    Hence, our model is now completed.

    Step 21: Origami Paper Yoda

    Here, is our finished little cute origami Yoda.

    Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, first appearing in the 1980 film "The Empire Strikes Back". He is a small, green humanoid alien who is powerful with the Force and served as Grand-master of the Jedi Order. Grand Master Yoda is among the oldest, most stoic, and most powerful Jedi Masters in the Star Wars universe.

    So, this was about Yoda.

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      Reply 2 months ago

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