Origami Modular Pyramid

The term “Modular” in the art of origami means “Made of more than one piece”. They are usually identical pieces folded in the same pattern. The parts are joined together without the use of glue.

In these instructions, we suggest you try this technique by folding a modular pyramid. To do this, you will need four squares of paper of the same size, but different colors. Usually, 15×15 cm paper is used for origami figures.

Step 1

Put the square of paper with its colored side down. Fold it in half horizontally and then return it to its original position. Do the same in the vertical direction. You have just made the center fold lines.

Step 2

Fold the bottom rectangle lengthwise, up to the center fold line, and then return to its original position.

Step 3

Now fold the bottom rectangle lengthwise in half.

Step 4

Now fold the shape in half lengthwise, connecting the top and bottom sides. The fold line should be above the center line you made in Step 1.

Step 5

Make two vertical folds to the center of the figurine. Now fold them back.

Step 6

Make a diagonal fold to the center rectangle as shown in the photo.

Step 7

Fold back the top layer of the figure so that side AB meets side AC.

Step 8

Fold the rightmost rectangle diagonally upward.

Step 9

Fold the right side of the shape so that side AB meets side AC. In the photo, it looks like the lines are diverging at the bottom. In fact, they don’t, they just lift a little after folding.

Step 10

Make two diagonal folds as shown in the photo. Iron well and unfold back to the original position.

Step 11

Repeat Steps 1 to 10 three more times on the other three sheets of paper to make all the pieces for the Modular Pyramid.

Step 12

And finally, the last step: assembly! Simply insert the ends into the pockets.

Step 13

Your hands, paper, no glue, and a completed pyramid!

Secret: The modular pyramid can be assembled from three, four, or even eight pieces! Life hack: you can start folding all parts of the Modular Pyramid at the same time, so you don’t have to go back to the beginning several times.

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