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Modular Compass Star
This 8-piece modular origami star requires no tape or glue to create. In the end the 8 pieces will interlock, creating the finished product.
These are great ornaments to put on Christmas trees or just around the house. Happy Folding!

Design by Michael G. LaFosse

Posted by The Dark Vixen from Simsbury, Connecticut, United States • Published See The Dark Vixen's 20 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take one of your 8 papers and fold it in half diagonal. Unfold.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now let’s make a kite base. Fold the bottom edges to the middle crease you created in step one.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the top left edge of your paper to the center crease your created in step one.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 4
    Step 4

    Unfold

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the piece over

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the top left edge of you paper to the center crease, but this time don’t unfold.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the bottom to the top

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 8
    Step 8

    You now have one module. It sorta looks like a pyramid.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now... make 8 of em
    When finished making each module it may help to place them under a book to keep them flat.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 10
    Step 10

    Ok! When you have completed all 8 modules take 2 and lay them next to each other. We are now going to interlock them. Slide the left module into the other ones left slot or pocket.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 11
    Step 11

    It should look like this. Turn the pieces over.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now gently tuck the corner of the right module (your right) into the pocket of the left module. ( Sorry if this is confusing!)

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 13
    Step 13

    This is what it should now look like

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now focus your attention to the circled area. Fold that corner back over the edge of the right module so it is out of sight.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 15
    Step 15

    This is what it should look like

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now, Gently fold back along the existing crease ( where the black line is in the picture) along the edge of the right module. This is now locking the 2 modules together.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 17
    Step 17

    It should look like this

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now keep adding and interlocking modules

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 19
    Step 19

    Half way.....

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 20
    Step 20

    Ok! When you get to the final modules you may need to be very gentle in easing the two together.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Compass Star - Step 21
    Step 21

    The complete Star!

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The Dark Vixen
The Dark Vixen · Simsbury, Connecticut, US · 37 projects
Hi! I am sorry if this is confusing Cry I am not the best at explaining things, but if you need help leave a comment about your problem and I will see if I can help. This is my very first turtorial so please leave a comment to tell what you liked and what I can do better! Thank you and Happy Folding!Wink
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