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AN ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS STAR
Both sides of the hexagon shaped piece of paper are coloured.
I bought the paper for this hexagon on a
I made the hexagon shape myself from
Make mountain- and valley-folds over the
Unfold each fold after you made one.
Make the folds in this step from the
edge of the paper
to the center, not any further.
First, make 2 valley-folds at the two
Then make a mountain-fold over the lines
next to these
lines that are indicated with an arrow.
valley- and mountain folds until the 2
lines on top, on the left.
Fold the piece that is indicated with
the arrow up
by making a valley-fold over the yellow
Press the 2 layers of the piece that
against each other, see the small arrows.
Then flatten the piece by pressing on it
see the large arrow.
Repeat step 3 and 4 for the other 5
Make a valley-fold over these 2 lines.
Unfold the folds you made in step 6.
Fold the piece at the arrow up by making
over the yellow line.
Flatten the edges that stand upwards by
on them from above (see arrows).
Repeat step 6 to 9 for the same other 5
of the model.
Fold all 6 triangular shaped figures
Then, turn the model, with the open side
Open the model by pulling on the 2 ends
at the arrows.
(Pull the end on the left, to the left
and the end
on the right, to the right).
Fold the triangular shape to
the inside of the model
by making a mountain-fold over the
Close the model again, so it
has the same shape it
had in step 12, but now with the
on the inside.
Repeat step 12 to 14 for the 5
other triangular shapes.
Fold the piece on the right
(see arrow) to the left by
making a valley-fold over the yellow
Fold the end down by making an inside
over the 3 lines.
On the right in this picture is the end
down in step 17.
Repeat step 17 for the 5 other ends.
Make an inside reverse fold over these 3
At the arrow in this picture is the
piece on which you
made the folds of step 19.
Repeat step 19 on the same 5 other
pieces of the
Open the end at the arrow by pressing on
it from above
and below with your fingers.
Do the same on the 5 other ends.
The red piece of the christmas star is
Now, make a gold coloured star in the
same way as above.
Use a paper that is slightly smaller
than the paper you
used for the red coloured star.
Make the end smaller (see arrows) by
it on different places.
Add glue to the end of the gold coloured
star (see arrow
on the left) and place it in the opening
of the red star.
(see arrow on the right).
The origami christmas star is ready!
I think this one looks great in a
christmas tree :)