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A general tutorial to make any kind of modular origami

The owl that I have in the photo is just a suggestion for what to do with all your pieces. There are MANY other options-- swans, dragons, lobsters, pokemon. Just try google imaging it!

The second photo is my friend making a swan out of these modules.




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  1. Step 1 1

    Get a square piece of paper!

    I just cut up printer paper into small squares, about 1.5"

  2. Step 2 2

    Cut it in half!

  3. Step 3 3

    You'll just be using one of those halves now, so put the other aside.

    Fold that rectangle in half hotdog style

  4. Step 4 4

    And then fold that hamburger.

  5. Step 5 5

    Then, with the folded side on the bottom, fold one of the legs upwards and crease along the hamburger fold line

    (flip it over and do the same with the other side too)

  6. Step 6 6

    Unfold along the original hamburger fold line, and press it flat.

  7. Step 7 7

    Fold the corners of the legs up

  8. Step 8 8

    And then fold the triangles up along the edge.

  9. Step 9 9

    Then, fold the triangle in half, with the two triangle side in.

  10. Step 10 10

    I like to stack my modules by color like this to keep them organized.

  11. 11

    To make any circular animal (or any object really!), you'll have to start out with a circle base.

  12. Step 12 12

    Each module has two pockets and two pointy tips, so you can stick them together, kind of like legos!

  13. Step 13 13

    [front view]

  14. Step 14 14

    Keep going until you have the circle the size you want the bottom of your object to be!

  15. Step 15 15

    May I suggest an owl?

    You will need about 100 modules to make one of these.

    The base has 14 pieces, and starting the row above the base, the tummy starts with 4 pieces, then the row above has 5, then 3, then 2. There's one piece for the beak, and six pieces for the eye shadows, and 8 pieces for the actual eyes.

    Be creative! =]

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And you're done!



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