How to Make an Easy Origami Star

Star origami final step
Difficulty: Easy
Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to fold an origami star. Easy even for kids to make.

This is a classic 5-pointed origami star that you’ve probably been drawing your entire life. Besides one slightly tricky fold, it’s overall pretty easy to make. You will need two pieces of paper and some tape to make this.

Step 1
Star origami step 01
Start with a square piece of origami paper. I am using an 7×7 inches origami paper.

If you only have regular paper, follow these instructions on how to make a square origami paper.

Step 2
Star origami step 02
Rotate the paper like a diamond. If you are using two color sided origami paper then face the color side up.

Step 3
Star origami step 03
Fold the paper in half by folding top to bottom.

Step 4
Star origami step 04
Bring the left edge of the triangle to the top edge.

Step 5
Star origami step 05
Turn the paper over.

Step 6
Star origami step 06
Fold the triangle in half by bringing the left corner over to the right corner.

Step 7
Star origami step 07
Open the flap.

Step 8
Star origami step 08
Squash the flap down and keep the right corner pointy as you make the crease, and keep the edges aligned at the top.

Step 9
Star origami step 09
Get a new sheet of paper.

Step 10
Star origami step 10
Rotate it like this, color side down.

Step 11
Star origami step 11
Fold the bottom corner to the top corner, creasing well.

Step 12
Star origami step 12
Fold the triangle in half by fold the left corner over to the right.

Step 13
Star origami step 13
Rotate the triangle so that it looks like an arrow pointing down.

Step 14
Star origami step 14
Bring in the piece you completed earlier and rotate like in the picture, like an arrow pointing up.

Step 15
Star origami step 15
Slip the triangle on the left in between the flaps of the arrow.

Step 16
Star origami final step
Tape the two pieces together and there you have it. ★


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