Making Fifths for Origami
Learn how to fold your square paper into fifths and make a grid of fifths with an easy to follow the diagram. Origami paper folded into fifths is sometimes required to make boxes, origami ninja stars, and other origami models here is a straightforward method you can use.
- Fold the bottom edge of the paper up to the top, making only a small pinch on the right edge.
- Fold the bottom right corner up, starting from the left corner and the little pinch you just made.
- Fold the top edge of the paper down, using the point as a guide, careful not to over fold, make sure it is as exact as possible.
- Fold the bottom edge up to the top, and then unfold it again.
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- Unfold the top flap. Fold the bottom edge up to the crease you just created.
- Fold the top edge down to the crease you just created in the last step.
- Rotate the paper, fold the top left corner aligning with the first vertical crease.
- Fold the bottom edge up to the bottom of the flap, and then unfold it again.
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- Unfold the little triangle flap.
- Fold the bottom edge up to the crease you just made, unfold.
- Fold to top edge down to the crease you just made and then unfold again.
- Lastly, fold that top edge down to the previous crease and unfold.
You should now have a perfect grid of 25 equal squares or a grid of fifths.
There is an alternative method, which results in no extra diagonal folds. It's pretty simple, get a ruler and pencil, measure one side of the paper, and divide it by 5.
Let's say the paper is 15 cm, one fifth is 3 cm. So the next step is to make a small mark at 3cm in from the left on the bottom edge of the paper. You can then carry on from step 4 of the diagram.