Learn to make two pretty little origami stars that can be perfect as cute decor, ornaments or quick gifts with a personal touch. The first is a 3d origami star, famously named origami lucky star, and the second is a 5 pointed origami star. I hope you will love making them.
Hello Craftaholics! Did you miss us? We sure did, and to make it up to you guys, we tried to start this month with fun crafts; origami stars. In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to make 2 different patterns of origami stars, origami lucky stars and 5-pointed origami stars.
Origami lucky stars are also known as origami wishing stars. It is believed that folding the papers to make the origami puffy stars brings you luck! And bring even more luck when you give them away.
When you give someone lots of origami lucky stars, they get to make a wish(isn’t that wonderful?); besides, they look so pretty and puffy; you can also use them as decor by filling a jar or bowl, and you can put them into gift bags as a lucky symbol.
And about the 5-pointed origami stars, they look like famous Hollywood stars, right? So yeah, you can say they symbolize fame. This tutorial also teaches you how to make a pentagon shape from a square paper. You can use these 5 pointed origami stars to make Christmas star ornaments and decorations.
Both these origami stars are relatively easy to make. Even beginners can make them prtfectly after practicing a few times. So, what are you waiting for? Grab some colored paper and start making some origami stars.
Things You’ll Need
- Craft paper
- Craft glue
- A pair 0f scissors
The cost of each of these origami stars is below $1 as they require a piece of paper only.
Origami Star Instructions
How to make Origami Lucky Star
Step 1: Prepare Strip and Create the Base Fold
Prepare a strip from a thin colored craft paper. We’re using a 2cm x 28 cm strip for the origami lucky star pattern. Hold the strip aside, keeping 3 or 4 cm extra on the side, and create a loop.
Now, insert the extra 3 or 4 cm through the loop and carefully try to close the loop.
Step 2: The 5 Point Star Pattern Base
Adjust the current paper pattern by matching all sides (of the loop, the inserted parts) and flatten them nicely.
Fold in the extra part of the short end and match it with the base pattern. Now, the paper pattern has only 1 open side, and we will continue to work with the open side now.
Step 3: Both Sides of the Current Star Pattern
This is the backside of the current pattern after folding the short end.
Hold the open side, fold and draw it towards the opposite side of the current pattern. You don’t need to worry about adjusting the strip while folding and drawing it, and it should automatically align with the base sides.
Step 4: Continue to Draw and Fold
Keep drawing and folding the strip around the base.
While drawing and folding, make sure to keep the strip aligned with the base.
Step 5: Finishing the Strip
When the strip reaches its end, keep 1 cm (at least) part for the end-tucking.
Step 6: Closing the Strip
Tuck the extra part of the strip inside the previous layers and apply glue if you want. Apply glue will give the base an extra secured structure.
Hold the current pattern with both hands and press any 2 adjacent sides right in the middle.
Step 7: Pressing the Sides and Forming the Points
When pressing the middle of the sides, try to pressure the middle point only and keep the rest of the parts free from any kind of pressure.
One by one, press the middle point of each side.
Step 8: Completing the Origami Lucky Star Pattern
After forming the 1st and 2nd points, you can form the rest of the points relatively easily. Use your fingertips to smoothen the points and the middle parts to give them a nice finishing.
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How to Make a 5 Pointed Origami Star
Step 1: Preparing the Paper and Base Folds
Prepare a piece of square paper from any colored craft paper of your choice. Create a half (horizontal) fold and a diagonal fold (from the left bottom to the top right corner) on the paper to create creases.
Now, fold the paper in half, keeping the right top corner on the front side. Now, join the left top corner with the bottom middle point of the current pattern.
Step 2: Creating Creases for Pentagon Shape
Unfold the last fold.
Now, join the bottom left corner with the top middle point of the current pattern.
Step 3: Creating Creases for Pentagon Shape
Unfold the last fold.
Notice the intersected point of the last 2 folds. Join the bottom right corner with the intersected point.
Step 4: Creating Creases for Pentagon Shape
Keeping the last fold intact, Fold the top part in half by aligning the open side with the closed side.
Now, fold the bottom, closed side of the base pattern and align it with the edge of the last folded part.
Step 5: Creating Creases for Pentagon Shape
Flip the current pattern to the other side.
Now, fold the current pattern in half.
Step 6: Creating the Pentagon Shape
Use a pair of sharp scissors to cut the current paper along the edge of the shortest layer.
Unfold every single fold and the pentagon shape will be ready.
Step 7: Creating Base Creases for the 5 Point Star
Hold any one of the sides of the pentagon and fold it inwards by matching the corners of that side with the diagonal creases drawing from the 2 opposite sides.
Unfold the last fold.
Step 8: Creating Base Creases for the 5 Point Star
One by one, fold and unfold the rest of the sides (4 more) to create crease lines.
Hold any one of the corners of the pentagon and fold it along the middle crease.
Step 9: Creating Base Creases for the 5 Point Star
The corner middle crease should intersect with the side creases.
Fold the side creases and flatten that part.
Step 10: Creating Base Creases for the 5 Point Star
One by one fold and unfold the corners similarly to create all the necessary creases to form the 5-point star.
The crease lines at this point might seem confusing, but these creases will help us create the origami star very easily.
Step 11: Creating Base Folds for the 5 Point Star
Notice 2 adjacent crease lines drawing from the middle of each side.
Overlap the adjacent crease by folding them.
Step 12: Creating Base Folds for the 5 Point Star
One by one, fold all 5 pairs of creases on all 5 sides of the pentagon pattern.
Now, draw any one of the overlapped parts towards the center and flatten it with the center.
Step 7: Folding Sides Towards the Center
Similarly, draw the next overlapped parts towards the center and flatten them with the previous one.
Move towards the same direction and flatten all 5 sides towards the center.
Step 13: Flipping the Pattern
Flip the current pattern and let’s work on each point individually.
Fold the open side of any one of the points and align it with the opposite crease on the inner pentagon.
Step 14: Folding the Points
Move clockwise while folding the points.
Adjust the folded points and adjust the center part nicely.
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Folding Origami Stars: Tips for Beginners
Here are some tips if you’re having difficulty crafting the origami stars.
- Use thin craft papers for both origami star patterns.
- Use a piece of square paper for the 5-pointed star and a strip (28 cm x 2 cm) for the lucky star pattern.
- Like we always say, make sure that the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal base folds are done very precisely.
- We always suggest using white glue or craft glue for any origami crafts; it’s easier to handle.
I hope you liked both of our origami star instructions. Here are some of our origami tutorials that you may also like,
- How to Make Origami Lilies
- How to Make Origami Roses
- How to Make Origami Lotus
- How to Make Origami Tulips
- How to Make Origami Envelopes
- How to Fold an Origami Maple Leaf
These origami stars are perfect for any occasion. All you need is some time to spare and a piece of paper. If you re-create our origami stars, please do tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch) and show us how you’re using or decorating the origami stars.