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modular origami fun

Okay, I’m officially hooked on modular origami. Making the multiple units and then slotting them all together is really relaxing. I made this stellated icosahedron (thanks to Alice (futuregirl) for the idea) from 5 different patterns of origami paper.

I found this Youtube video showing how to make the Sonobe module. 30 modules later, plus some coaxing to fit them all together, and this is the result:

modular origami: stellated icosahedron

There was almost a disaster this morning as my cat decided it was a new toy for him and got hold of it before I had a chance to photograph it! Luckily the modules weren’t damaged, they had just pulled apart, so I just had to reassemble most of it before taking this shot.

Does anyone know of any other interesting modular origami shapes/tutorials I can try? Let me know in the comments!

6 Comments »

  1. Luann said

    June, I saw one on Martha Stewart Crafts. You might check her website.

  2. Helene said

    I’m pretty sure you will love the Spiky Star, from the Rachel Katz pages (http://www.origamiwithrachelkatz.com/folding/spiky_star.htm)

  3. Rina said

    I love this and the last one you posted. Uh-oh! Another craft I can easily get sucked into. I can hear the Japantown Center calling, with all its cute little stationery stores….

  4. futuregirl said

    It looks awesome in all red! 🙂

  5. Peggy said

    If you haven’t yet, look up Froebel Stars and Ribbon Birds.
    You can find more of the stars instructions at
    http://highhopes.com/3dstar.html
    http://www.craftideas.info/html/german_paper_star.html http://www.craftideas.info/html/german_star_instructions.html
    http://www.howtomakestars.com/instructions.html

  6. meltem said

    beatufull

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