Learn how to make an Origami Lucky Star, these cute little origami stars are made with strips of paper and are very easy to make.
These little origami puffy stars make great gifts, you can make lots of them and display them in jars or other containers. Or you can also use these to make pretty origami jewellery, or hang them up.
I’m a bit late to the origami lucky star folding club. Having only just discovered how fun making these little stars are, I folded some many years ago and found it fiddly and annoying.
I actually decided to make them last week when I was feeling a bit down and stressed. They are relaxing to make – satisfying and they distract your mind. So if you need something distracting but productive, maybe try these.
I’ve got a free download of the diagram for you here.
You will need:
▸ 1 strip of paper. Used: 2 x 29 cm (I cut it from A4 paper)
Final size: 3 x 3 cm
You can learn how to make this pretty star shaped origami bowl here.
I think part of the trick with these is to wrap more layers before you do the pinching. As mentioned by others, heavier paper also helps, and thinner strips (like maybe 1cm/0.5in) seem to work better than wider. As you approach (or exceed) 2.5cm/1in, they seem more likely to collapse.
On my desk I have an origami chalice (designed by Sam Randlet, diagrammed by Jay Ansil in his Origami Sourcebook) *filled* with these.
I HATE making these. I have never successfully made one because they always look squished. I can made moderately difficult origami, but I cannot make the most basic little origami star ever.
Try using medium-thickness paper, preferably printing paper and what has worked for me is to cut an A4 size sheet into 1 cm strips widthwise into 29(ish) strips and work with them. They make the cutest stars and if you have long nails, added bonus. Use those nails to fluff them up and they look so cute. No need to get disheartened as the first time I made them, I went through 2 sheets before getting a proper star.
I love making these! I have a full jar on my desk. Some turn out a little smushed but overall these are fun to make and a cute decoration!
You have a lot of patience to make a whole jar! 🙂
I’ve always wanted to make some of these, I remember seeing jars filled with them. Wonder how long that would take though….
Mine is horrible! It looks like a squashed origami star!?
oh no! A few of mine ended up a bit weird, maybe try it again and take special care at about 1:09 in the video.. that part will determine the overall shape of the star 🙂 ⭐️
These are addictive little folding stars! I think a strung garland of these would look pretty sweet on a little accent tree.