Modular Origami Star Tutorial – Salman Ebrahimi

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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.

Modular Origami Star

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 (or below), hopefully it will give a clearer idea of where the lines match up.

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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 opening back out, then follow the tutorial as normal.

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5 years ago

Hey! I really like this star and would like to make, but I’ve faced a problem. At 2.53 you show in your video that you need to fold the smaller square kind of diagonally. Where exactly does this folding line have to be? Cause from the video it seems it is at half (so that each side of the square is divided in four equal parts). But then I’ve found out that it does not add up later (The parts don’t come together as they do in your video at 5.48). I used smaller paper at first, but now I’ve used 15×15 cm and it’s the same. Can you help, please? Thank you. Best regards, Nina

5 years ago
Reply to  Chrissy

Thank you so much, Chrissy, this diagram makes all the difference. I’ve just made one part and it all adds up. 🙂 (I have to go somewhere now, but I can’t wait to make the star later in the day.)

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