How to Make a 3D Modular Origami Star | Step-by-Step Tutorial

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How to Make a 3D Modular Origami Star | Step-by-Step Tutorial

Introduction:

If you’re wondering how to make a 3D origami star with different appearances when flipped, then we’ll show you! This modular origami star is a paper procedure in which more than one piece of paper is used to make an origami piece. This modular origami star may look a bit difficult to make, but it is simple to do. You will need 5 pieces of origami paper to make this. Any color of paper is fine to use, but it is recommended to use different colored papers to make the modular piece nicer.

Step 1

Learn how to make one of the segments of the five pointed modular origami star

How to fold an Origami Modular Star - Step 01

Make an X crease mark by folding the paper diagonally in half.

How to fold an Origami Modular Star- Step 02

Fold all the corners of the origami paper to the center.

How to fold an Origami Modular Star - Step 03

Unfold the top right flap and the bottom left flap of the paper.

How to fold an Origami Modular Star - Step 04

Fold the paper downwards in half.

How to fold an Origami Modular Star - Step 05

Crease the paper lengthwise in half.

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 06

When finished, this is one of the segments of the modular star.

Step 2

Create 4 more segments of the modular origami star

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 07

We need four more segments to make this origami modular star. Grab four more pieces of paper that has the same size of the previous origami segment you've made.

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 08

Create four more segments as shown above. Once you've done that, we are now ready to connect them them together to form a star!

Step 3

Connect the segments together

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 09

Get two segments of the origami star. Lay it out as shown above. Then, insert the right side flap of the first segment (purple) into the pocket flap of the second segment (blue).

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 09

Fully insert the bottom right corner inside the pocket of the second segment.

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 11

Once connected, fold along the dashed line (from point A to B).

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 12

The two segments when connected and folded together should look like this. The second segment (blue) will naturally fold into a square. Keep doing this on the other three segments as well.

Step 4

Connect the other segments

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 13

Now that you know how to connect two segments together, repeat this on the other segments (green, yellow, and red). Insert the flap of the second segment (blue) to the pocket of the third segment (green.)

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 14

Fold it diagonally along the dashed line.

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 15

Again, insert the third segment (green) flap into the pocket of another segment (yellow).

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 16

Diagonally fold it in half.

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 17

Connect the last segment by inserting the fourth segment (yellow) to the pocket of the last segment (red).

Step 5

Connect the ends together

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 18

Insert the end flap of the last segment (red) into the pocket of the first segment (purple).

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Step 19

Fully insert the flap of the last segment to secure the star.

Step 6

2 versions of the modular origami star

How to fold an Origami Modular Star -Finish

Spread it over like a starfish, and voila! The 5-pointed modular star is finished!

How to Make an Origami Modular Star - Finish B

What's amazing about this origami modular star is when you flip it over, it also forms into a slimmer version of the a star.

Pretty cool right? Which version do you like? Comment down below.

Extra Tips

  • Use different colors and patterns of paper to make a truly one-of-a-kind star.
  • For Christmas or any festive season, use red and/or green colored paper to display as decoration.
  • This would make a lovely Christmas tree topper if you make this with a glittered paper or gold metallic paper.
  • If you're not into colorful ones, use only one color to make a single colored star.
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8 COMMENTS

  1. Very nice and this is very easy

  2. Wow so creative idea but how many paper size

  3. Just finished my first one – love it ! Thanks !

  4. I love this star!! I made it with a pattern paper. Turned out so cute!! 3D and reversible. Looks like a quilt pattern. Not hard at all. !!! Thank you !!

  5. It’s a little hard but the final result looks INCREDIBLE, IF YOU are watching this comment Don’t think it two times and just DO IT

  6. its good but when you put both of them together it’s actually tricky

  7. Thank you for the tutorial, I have now memorized how to make these

  8. This was super easy , it was so easy this is the first time I made one I made mine mini for my first try , it came out perfect

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