Introduction: Origami Yoda

Make your own origami Yoda! Based on the instructions given at the end of "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by

Tom Angleberger.

Step 1: Gather Tools

You'll need:

  • Printer Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Ruler or Tape Measure

Step 2: Fold Paper Into Six Sections

Fold Paper in half (hamburger style), then into three. You should have six equally sized segments.

Step 3: Cut the Six Segments Apart

Step 4: Pick One of the Six Segments to Use

You only need one segment to make your origami yoda, but if you mess up you've got extras.

Step 5: From the Top of the Paper, Mark 2 Cm In

You'll use this mark for the next fold.

Step 6: Fold Top of Paper Down, So That the Folded Portion Is 2 Cm

Step 7: Fold Down a Right Triangle on Each Corner

Step 8: Bend the Triangle Back and Forth to Loosen Them Up

Step 9: Tricky Part: Invert Each Triangle So That They're on the Inside of the 2 Cm Fold

Step 10: Turn Paper Over

Step 11: Use Ruler and Pencil to Mark 1 Inch From Bottom

Step 12: Fold Back Along the 1 Inch Line

Step 13: Tricky Part: Make a Little Zig-zag

Step 14: Last Tricky Part: Fold the Zig Zagged Part Back

(Included in video for last step)

Step 15: Fold Paper Up, Leaving Just a Bit of Space Below the Pyramid Stuff

Step 16: Flip Over

Step 17: Fold the Corners Together So They Meet

You should have a sort of triangle now.

Step 18: Fold Open the Ears

Step 19: Flatten the Head

Step 20: Flip Over

Step 21: Crunkle the Ears

Step 22: Draw the Face

Step 23: Done!

Enjoy origami Yoda