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2 Easy Ways to Fold Cute Origami Stars (+Video Tutorial)

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.

origami stars

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. 

origami star instructions

Things You’ll Need

Materials

  • Craft paper
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • A pair 0f scissors

Cost

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 1: Making lucky star

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 2: Making lucky star

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 3: Origami Lucky Star Instruction

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 4: Origami Lucky Star Instruction

Step 5: Finishing the Strip

When the strip reaches its end, keep 1 cm (at least) part for the end-tucking.

step 5: Origami Lucky Star Instruction

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 6: Origami Lucky Star Instruction

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 7: Origami puffy Star Instruction

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.

step 8: Origami Lucky Star Instruction

Watch Video Tutorial: How to Fold Origami Lucky Stars

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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 1: Making 5 pointed origami stars

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 2: Making 5 pointed origami stars

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 3: 5 pointed origami Star Instruction

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 4: Making 5 pointed origami Star

Step 5: Creating Creases for Pentagon Shape

Flip the current pattern to the other side.

Now, fold the current pattern in half.

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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 6 Making 5 pointed origami Star

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 10: Making 5 pointed origami Star

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 11: Making 5 pointed origami Star

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 12: Making 5 pointed origami Star

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.

2 Easy Ways to Fold Cute Origami Stars (+Video Tutorial)

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 13: Making 5 pointed origami Star

Step 14: Folding the Points

Move clockwise while folding the points.

Adjust the folded points and adjust the center part nicely.

step 14: Making 5 pointed origami Star

Watch Video Tutorial: How to Fold 5-Pointed Origami Stars

We made this video to assist you in making 5 pointed origami lucky star. Please don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel if you like this.

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,

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.

Happy Crafting!

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