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!

You can make this tato with a thicker frame around the star.. or fold the edges in again so that the star takes up the whole octagon.

These are a modification of the traditional octagonal star tato.

I can imagine these would look really nice as laminated origami coasters or maybe even little earrings.

Design: Traditional (Variation by Paper Kawaii & possibly others) Copyright Information
Level: ★★☆☆☆

You will need:

  • 1 sheet of square paper

Paper used: 17.5 x 17.5 cm
Final model size: 8.5 x 8.5 or 7 x 7 cm if you fold it in.


This compass version has been folded in again so there is less of a border.
On the left: traditional version, on the right: my variation.

The other ones you see above are the traditional version, linked below.

Related Origamis:

8 Point Star Tato

An origami octagonal tato with an 8 point star design on the front. 

Hexagonal Envelope

A  sophisticated origami hexagonal envelope, watch the video tutorial or download the free PDF crease pattern, great for Christmas party invites, or weddings etc.

Origami Cube Star

This easy to make origami star uses 6 sheets of square paper.

Origami Compass Star Tato Variation Tutorial via @paper_kawaii