Learn how to fold an origami crescent moon from one sheet of paper. This origami moon makes a great addition to space themed artworks or night-time collages!

I suppose this origami moon is more ‘realistic’ than the origami crescent moons which are just the visible white part of the moon, as the moon is always round, and the shadow of the earth makes is upon the moon.. 🙃 Yep I’m sticking with that.

Simply made this origami moon to go with my origami rocket models – version 1 (pictured below) and version 2 (pictured above)! It could also be an origami onigiri if you turned it to the side. 🍙

No glue required but if you’re displaying it then you could stick the black part down a bit more, I didn’t need to for my photos though. 🖤 Enjoy!

Design: Paper Kawaii
Level: ★★★☆☆

You will need:

▸ 1/2 of a square sheet of paper.

You will need paper that has black or other colour on one side and white on the other. The coloured side will be your sky or dark side of the moon. 🌘

Example size: 15 x 7.5 cm

Final model size: 7.5 x 7.5 cm

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