Origami Modular Star

Origami Modular Star Instructions


You can make this origami modular star with as many or as few modules as you like... the model pictured and diagrammed is made with 6 modules: so you will need 6 squares of paper to make this model.

But you can add more modules than 6, or have less if you like... the more you add, the more 3-D the star becomes.

For a printable pdf version of the modular star instructions, click here.
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1. Start with your paper coloured side up. Fold in half, then in half again, as shown. Crease well, then open out again.

2. Turn the paper over and fold in half diagonally and in both directions. Crease well and open out once again.




3. Holding the points shown, bring them both down to the centre point on the bottom line. Flatten model.

4. Fold bottom corners of top layer only to top point and unfold.
Repeat on back. This is one module.





5. Make 5 more modules so you have 6 altogether.


6. To join modules, slip one set of "legs" into another set of legs, like so:


7. Push the legs in as far as they will go.

8. Pull the centre crease outwards, making it into a mountain fold.


9. Continue to add modules to build the star, repeating steps 6-8 as you go.

Finished Modular Star.

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