Origami Gary’s Star (Sok Song)

Origami Gary’s Star (Sok Song)

Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami.

And today I'll be teaching you how to fold an Origami Gary's Star designed bySok Song.

This is a simple modular model and it's perfect for the upcomingholidays.

This model requires 8 square sheets of paper.

Each unit is folded from 1 square, and I recommend using 3" squares to fold the units.

Using 3" squares will result in a model about 5.

5" wide.

You can usepaper color on both sides to create a star like this, or you can use paperwith color on one side and white on the other to create a star like this.

I'mgoing to be using larger paper with color on one side and white on theother just to make it a bit easier to followalong.

And once you've prepared your paper then we're going to start with our firstsquare with the white side up.

And we're going to start by folding in half diagonally.

So take this bottom right corner and fold it up to the top left corner.

Align thecorners in the edges.

Then make your crease, and then unfold.

And now we'regoing to rotate the paper so that the crease we just made now runs from thetop left corner down to the bottom right corner.

And then we're going to fold inhalf diagonally in the opposite direction.

So once again take this bottomright corner and fold it up to the top left corner.

Align the corners and edges, then make your crease.

And this time we're not going to unfold.

We simply want torotate the model, just like this, so that the corner with the right angle is nowheld on the bottom.

And now we're going to fold up this bottom corner and align it with this point here, where the top edge and this vertical crease intersect.

Sowe're going to start by lifting up the top layer of paper, and we're simply going topull it up until the bottom corner aligns with that intersection, just like this.

Andonce everything is aligned, then you can make your crease.

And your model should look like this.

And then we're going to turn the model over.

Now we're going to folddown the left and right corners and align them with this bottom corner here.

So we're going to start with this right corner and we simply want to lift it up.

And we're going to pull it down and over to the left until the bottom and rightcorners are aligned, just like this.

And then you can make your crease throughall layers.

And now we're going to do the same thing on the left.

So once againwe're going to lift up this left corner and we're going to pull it down and over to the right until the left and bottom corners are aligned, just like this.

Andthen you can make your crease through all layers.

And once you have this, thenyou can unfold the two flaps that we just folded in.

And now we're going to fold over this top right edge and align it with this left diagonal crease here.

Sowe're going to start by lifting up the right side of the model, and we're simply going to pull it over to the left, just like this.

Now as you're doing this, you want the paper to pivot from this top center point here.

And you want to continue pulling theright side of the model over to the left until that right edge is completely alignedwith that diagonal crease, just like this.

Then you can make your crease throughall layers.

And if you've done this correctly, you'll see that this whiteedge and the vertical crease underneath will also align.

And once you havethis, then we're going to turn the model over.

And now we're going to fold up thisbottom corner and align it with this point here on the left end of this white edge.

So we're going to start by lifting up this bottom corner, and we're going to pull it up and over tothe left until the bottom corner is completely aligned with this point.

You'llsee that these horizontal white and colored edges will align as well, and thenyou can make your crease.

And once you have this, then you can rotate the modelninety degrees.

And this is 1 completed unit.

Now you must fold 7 more.

Once you've folded all 8 units, you're going to need 2 to start the assembly.

Then, look at one and you'll notice that has a small flap onthe right side of the model here.

And it also has a small pocket underneath thiswhite triangle here.

These will be used to lock the units together.

And then if youslightly rotate the model, you'll notice that on the back, there's a larger pocketin between these two layers here.

This will be used to hold the units in thecorrect position.

So once again, we're going to take our second unit.

And whatwe want to do is slide the left side of the second unit in between the twolayers on the back of the first unit.

So we're going to do that by againlifting up both units.

And then we want to slide them together, again making surethat the second unit goes in between those two layers, just like this.

Then youwant to continue sliding both units together as far as they'll go, just like this.

And you'll see that they reach a point where they don't want to go any further.

At this point, you want to double check to make sure that both units are in the correctposition.

And you can do that by making sure that the colored edges on bothunits are aligned, and you can also check to see that the white and colored flapsall come to a central point at the bottom of the model here.

And if you turnthe model over, it should look like this.

And again you can see that both unitscome to a common point at the bottom of the model.

Then we're going to turn the model over once again, and we're going to lock the first and second units together.

And we'regoing to do that by working with this small flap that I mentioned before.

Andwhat we want to do is simply fold this small flap behind this white trianglealong this existing crease that I've marked here.

So we're going to do that by firstseparating the layers behind the white triangle, just like this.

Then we want topush that small flap inside as far as it will go.

So just push it inside alongthat existing crease, just like this, so that the small flap is now hiddenunderneath.

And once you have this, then you can flatten out the model alongexisting creases.

And now you've connected the first two units.

And now we're goingadd a third unit this same way.

So we're going to do that by again sliding theleft side of the third unit in between the two layers on the back of the secondunit.

So once again we're going to pick up all three units and then we're goingto slide the second and third units together, again making sure that thethird unit goes in between the two layers on the second unit, just like this.

Again, slide both of the units together as far as they'll go until they reach apoint where they don't want to go any further.

Once they reach this point, then you want to double check to seethat both of the units are in the correct position.

So you want to make sure that the colored edges on the top of both units are aligned.

And you also want to make sure that the white and colored flaps of all of the units come to a common point at the center of the model here.

And once everything is aligned, then wecan lock the second and third units together.

And we're going to do that byworking with this small flap on the second unit.

And what we want to do istuck it behind this white triangle on the third unit by folding it back alongthis existing crease that I've marked here.

So we're going to do that by first separatingthe layers behind the white triangle, just like this.

And then we want to pushthat small flap inside as far as it will go.

So just push it inside along thatexisting crease, just like this.

Then you can put the model back down, flatten it out along existing creases, andnow you've connected three units.

And now we're going to add the fourth unit thissame way.

So once again we're going to slide the fourth unit in between the twolayers on the back of the third unit just like we've been doing.

So continuesliding both units together until they reach a point where they don't want tomove any further.

And again you want to make sure that both units are in thecorrect position by making sure that both of their top edges align and alsomaking sure that the layers come to a point the center of the model here.

Andagain we're going to lock the third and fourth units together by focusing on thissmall flap on the third unit.

And again we want to tuck it behind this whitetriangle by simply pushing it in along that existing crease, just like this.

Againyou can put the model back down, flatten it out along existing creases, and then you've connected 4 units.

Now we're going to add the remaining four units the sameway.

So repeat the same process until you've reached the last unit.

And as you add more units, you will start to see that the new layers will overlap the old units.

So what you want to do isjust keep the new layers on top.

And once you've added the last unit, then we're going to connect the first and last units together this same way.

Andwhat we're going to do is slide the left side of the first unit in between these twolayers here on the back of the last unit.

So in order to do that, you'll have to pullup the first unit from underneath.

It may help to slightly separate units.

And thenyou want to slide the first unit in between those two layers just like we'vebeen doing, just like this.

You want to push the two units together and make sure they'recompletely aligned.

And then we want to tuck the small flap on the last unitunderneath the white triangle on the first unit, just like we've been doing.

Sojust tuck that small flap inside along that existing crease, just like this.

Then youcan flatten out the model along existing creases.

Then you can turn the model over, and your Origami Gary's Star is complete.

I hope you've enjoyed this video tutorialon how to fold an Origami Gary's Star designed by Sok Song.

Feel free to uploadphotos of your completed star to the YouTube Gallery on my website to befeatured here my next video, or simply upload your photos to Instagram with thehashtag #ezorigami to be featured here as well.

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