How to make a Modular Origami Star


Start off with a square paper. The size depends on how big you want your star to be. If you choose a heavier stock, it will be more difficult to fold and crease the paper. The result will also be bulky. The paper I used in these samples are origami paper, regular printer paper (20 lb. stock) and a stationery paper (a little heavier than 20 lb. stock).

Step by Step

  • Step 1 : Start with a square paper; Step 2: Make two creases by folding the paper horizontally and verticallystep-1-2
  • Step 3: Fold each corner into the centre – it will form a smaller square
  • Step 4: Fold one of the sides into the centre making a triangle – Make sure the
    tip is well creased. This will be the point of the star and will be visible. Do the same on the other side.step-3-4-5
  • Step 5: Turn over the paper Make a crease that aligns where the folded part.


  • Step 6: Fold the middle of the paper


  • Repeat with the other


  • Step 1: Line up two modules and inner the point of the module into the “pocket” of another module


  • Step 2: Repeat until you can close to make a circle.


Here are samples of different size star


Here’s how I used the smallest star. I made cubes of graduated size using a discarded file folder. Here’s the link to the cube template.