Friday foldy fun
August 20, 2021 1:10 PM   Subscribe

Learn how to make: a Froebel star (text) /\/\/\ a transforming star (text) /\/\/\ a modular bracelet (text) /\/\/\ monster corner bookmarks (text)

Many more origami videos, courtesy of:
Origami with Jo Nakashima
Paper Kawaii (home of the handy origami paper ratio calculator)
Creative Paper Crafts

Got a favorite origami how-to? Please share!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide (7 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Fröbel stars, eh? Always wondered what those were called. Unsure if it's true origami since it's folded from strips, rather than single squares of paper... anyway, perusing the given links, don't see any cranes, but Catherine shows you how, and unlike many, she includes the last, crucial step of pulling the wings apart slightly in order to make a stiff, 3D bird. (Note the PPO link above shows how to make the similar, flapping-wing variation.)
posted by Rash at 1:40 PM on August 20, 2021 [2 favorites]

Thanks for the Froebel star link. We used to fold them every Christmas, but I never knew the name and forgot how.
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:09 PM on August 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

I've collected a lot of origami paper because the patterns appealed to me but I've never done much with it. Time for me to get folding.
posted by bendy at 5:34 PM on August 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

Instructions unclear, star is floating around the room saying NO NO NO NO
posted by tigrrrlily at 5:55 PM on August 20, 2021 [4 favorites]

Ok, but where's the tutorial for this mindbender via Pandey Radha.
posted by ikahime at 10:21 AM on August 23, 2021

Ikahime, seems like just an array of two stacked triangles with underlying triangles attached to one point of all adjacent triangles, overlying triangles attached to one point of all adjacent overlying triangles, and the underlying/overlying triangles each rotating around a central pin.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:54 PM on August 24, 2021

Beautiful effect though.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:55 PM on August 24, 2021

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