Origami Blow up Star Tutorial

  • 01 of 06

    Origami Blow up Star Instructions

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    Learn how to create an awesome origami 'blow up' star with these easy to follow step by step instructions, this shape is called an 'Octahedron'.

    This origami star would be perfect to use as a Christmas tree decoration, paper garland, christmas light covers, or make large ones to hang up as statement pieces! 

    This model is based on the traditional origami water bomb, a tutorial for that can be found here.

    You will need just one sheet of square paper for this at any size.

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  • 02 of 06

    Origami Blow up Star - Step 1

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    1. Start with your paper white side up.

    2. Fold the paper in half left to right and top to bottom and unfold.

    3. Flip the paper over.

    4. Fold the paper in half diagonally both ways and unfold.

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  • 03 of 06

    Origami Blow up Star - Step 2

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    5. Flip the paper over.

    6. Fold all four edges into the center, creating a grid.

    7. Flip the paper over.

    8. Fold all for corners to the center.

    9. Unfold the paper.

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  • 04 of 06

    Origami Blow up Star - Step 3

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    10. Fold the bottom right corner up to meet the to right square's bottom right corner.

    Repeat this on all corners by rotating the paper.

    11. Fold all four corners inwards.

    12. Collapse the left and right edges in and down to make a square base.

    13. This should be the result.

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  • 05 of 06

    Origami Blow up Star - Step 4

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    14. Fold one layer from the right over to the left as shown.

    15. Fold the front layer back to the right as shown.

    16. Fold the the bottom right corner of the front layer over the front triangle as shown.

    17 & 18. Insert the little triangle into the larger one.

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  • 06 of 06

    Origami Blow up Star - Step 5

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    19. This is what it should look like.

    20. Do this to the other three flaps.

    21. Open out the model like this and pick it up.

    22. Blow air into the model.

    23. Refold some of the creases to shape the model

    24. You should now have your origami star!

    If you have any trouble with this model, we suggest watching this quick video.

    Did you make a star? Tag #paperkawaii on Instagram so that we can see!

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