Origami modular eight-pointed star, part 1

There are a lot of star figures, possible to create in the origami technique, and today we are going to show you a method of folding the right-pointed star, the one that symbolizes the star that led the Magi to baby Jesus. But apart from the religious meaning, this is a very elegant figure, which will make up a beautiful decoration for your room or a Christmas tree.

With these instructions, you will be able to make one of its parts. No glue or tape is needed to attach them.

Step 1

Take a square of origami paper or regular 15×15 cm single-sided colored paper of any color. Lay the paper with the colored side up.

Step 2

Make folds along the two diagonals of the square.

Step 3

Fold the bottom triangle in half to the center fold line.

Step 4

Iron all the folding lines thoroughly. Bend the upper right corner to the center and unfold it.

Step 5

Draw a continuation of the second center fold line and fold the figure outward along it.

Step 6

Now you have a polygon with vertices A, B, C, and D.

Step 7

Now fold the top of the figure so that line AC meets line AB.

Step 8

Turn the figure over to the position shown in the photo and bend the second part of the figure downwards.

Step 9

Now bend the lowest corner diagonally to the right upwards.

Step 10

One of the parts of the eight-pointed star is ready.

To create a whole star you need to make seven more of the same parts. And in the second part we will show how to properly assemble a whole star.

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