Make a pretty modular origami star designed by Salman Ebrahimi. This modular puffy star is made with 5 sheets of square paper, no cuts or glue required.

This is a really interesting origami star. It’s three-dimensional, and hollow. You get a nice big star, about the same size as the paper you start with.

It’s nice to use thicker paper for this origami star but you can use thin origami paper like I did for the tutorial. The modules are pretty easy to make and put together.

You can fold the little triangles outwards to reveal the inside of the star or leave it closed. I prefer it to be open, I feel like you would need to glue the flaps if you wanted it shut completely.

Design: Salman Ebrahimi (
Level: ★★☆☆☆

You will need:

▸ 5 sheets of square paper

Paper size example: 17.5 x 17.5 cm.
Final model size: 15 x 15 x 6 cm.

The crease at 2:53:

If you have trouble with the diagonal creases starting at 2:53, check out the screenshot to the right, hopefully it will give a clearer idea of where the lines match up.

I’ve tried using different methods to achieve these folds and this method gives the best outcome, but you can also get them by following the diagram underneath and then openening back out, then follow the tutorial as normal.

Modular Origami Star Tutorial (Salman Ebrahimi) via @paper_kawaii
Modular Origami Star Tutorial (Salman Ebrahimi) via @paper_kawaii

Origami Compass Star Tato Variation Tutorial

Learn how to make a pretty origami compass star tato! This is a variation of the traditional origami 8 point star tato. It’s made from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue required!

Modular Origami Star Tutorial (Salman Ebrahimi) via @paper_kawaii

Origami 8 Point Star Tato Tutorial

Make a pretty origami octagonal tato with an 8 point star design on the front. These origami star tatos look wonderful as hanging decorations or turn them into useful coasters.

Modular Origami Star Tutorial (Salman Ebrahimi) via @paper_kawaii

Origami Symmetrical Shuriken Star Tutorial

How to make an origami ninja star that has straight points instead of slanted. This easy modular origami star is made from 2 sheets of square paper, no glue or cutting is needed. 

Easy Origami Ninja Star Tutorial

Learn to make an origami ninja star! These easy origami stars are folded from two pieces of paper. Also called a ‘shuriken’ throwing star. It’s super easy to make these!

Origami Compass Rose Star Tutorial

Learn how to make an origami compass rose star. It’s easy to make from 1 sheet of square paper. With a flower on the front and a square at the back of the star, it looks nice on both sides.

Origami Star Bowl Tutorial (Masoud Hosseini)

Make a pretty origami star that can be used as a bowl. This layered origami five point star is made from one sheet of paper and is easier than you would think. You can use this as a little bowl or hang it up as a decoration.