# Do Easy Modular Origami

### News : Modular Origami

Cory has posted some great picture of Father Magnus' intersecting cubes (the great man is holding one in his right hand) - well the above is what happens when five tetrahedra intersect. It is modular origami and made from just ten sheets of origami paper. technically in a fold ...more

### Modular Origami : How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units

Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example un ...more

### Modular Origami : How to Make a Truncated Icosahedron, Pentakis Dodecahedron & More

Last post, the Sonobe unit was introduced as a way to use multiple copies of a simply folded piece of paper to make geometric objects. In this post, we are going to explore that concept further by making two more geometric models. The first is the truncated icosahedron, which ...more

### How To : Fold a linked triangle-sided modular origami ball

This linked modular origami ball, composed of many touching triangles, reminds us of building those large bridges and skyscrapers with our plastic link toys as a kid. This modular origami ball works on the same premise, only it's made of paper. Before you embark on folding th ...more

### How To : Fold a modular origami magic circle

The first and most basic tenet of origami is creating shapes using a single piece of paper. However, when it comes to modular origami, which is complex and multi-sided, this rule becomes a little more lenient. It's actually rather common in modular origamit o see magic cubes o ...more

### How To : Fold a complex 18-part modular origami ball

When you have to use 18 individual pieces to create an origami project, you know it's going to be hard. Thankfully, with this video you'll be guided through exactly how to maneuver every crease and fold. Check out this advanced origami tutorial to learn how to compose an impr ...more

### How To : Fold an origami modular dollar 5- or 6-point star

You're going to need a little money to make this pointed origami star, but not that much, unless you Mr. Moneybags or something. To keep this cheap, you can use dollar bills — five of them, which means five dollars. You can use five dollar bills, but that would mean you'd have ...more

### How To : Fold a modular origami butterfly ball

First of all, we're not going to lie: This butterfly ball origami project is not a simple one to fold. In fact, you should only attempt it if you're an intermediate or advanced origami student. Second, we have no idea why this star-like object is called a butterfly ball (perha ...more

### How To : Fold a complex dodecahedron using modular origami

While basic origami allows for the usage of only one sheet of paper, modular origami increases up to many sheets of paper allowing for increasingly complex shapes. This video tutorial shows how to use the Japanese art of modular origami to create a dodecahedron. Start watching ...more

### How To : Fold a Carmen Sprung Icosahedron using modular origami

The Carmen Sprung Icosahedron is an example of a modular origami project that can be a little difficult putting together. Time, patience, and a lot of origami paper is everything needed to fold the icosahedron. Learn how to use the Japanese art of modular origami to make a Car ...more

### How To : Fold a stellated dodecahedron using modular origami

Modular origami, as opposed to traditional origami, requires the use of multiple sheets of paper for more complex projects. Learn how to use the Japanese art of modular origami to fold this stellated dodecahedron. Start watching and start folding origami!

### How To : Fold a sham with modular origami

This video origami tutorial shows how to make a sham. Modular origami differs from basic origami in that multiple pieces of paper are used instead of just one. Learn how to fold this modular origami sham ball by watching this instructional video.

### How To : Fold moving cubes with modular origami

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make shapes; in this case, moving cubes. Modular origami differs from traditional origami in that it requires multiple sheets of paper. Learn how to fold moving modular origami cubes ...more

### How To : Fold a scaled octahedron with modular origami

This video tutorial show how to make a scaled octahedron. Modular origami varies from regular origami in that it uses multiple sheets of paper to fold instead of just one. Learn how to fold this scaled modular origami octahedron by watching this instructional video.

### Modular Origami : Icosahedron, Octahedron & Cube

I spent the holiday weekend becoming fluent in the basics of modular origami. With practice, you can churn out the below models surprisingly quickly. Icosahedron, Octahedron & Cube. My first attempt at the octahedron can be seen here, which I found was actually a bit tougher t ...more

### How To : Fold a modular origami covered cube

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make shapes; in this case, a covered cube. Modular origami differs from the basic method in that it demands more than one sheet of paper for a project. For the covered cube, which loo ...more

### How To : Fold an advanced modular origami ball

Before you embark on folding this cool empty-centered origami modular ball, be warned: This is not for the butterfingers or beginner origami students among us. With a multitude of sides and a delicate balance of paper that keeps the ball from collapsing in on itself, this is o ...more

### How To : Make a modular origami pineapple

What's so great about a modular origami pineapple, you ask? Well, for starters, it doesn't poke curious fingers and hungry tongues nearly as much as the original. Bring some tropical decor into your home without the pain and always difficult task of cutting said fruit by crea ...more

### How To : Fold a tetrahedron with modular origami

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make shapes; in this case, a tetrahedron. Modular origami differs from basic origami in that it requires multiple sheets of paper. This method of folding a tetrahedron calls for four ...more

### How To : Make a modular origami Christmas tree

Due to the sour economy, folks have started cutting out or toning down unnessary expenditures. Miniaturize your Christmas tree - though not your Christmas spirit - by crafting this modular origami Christmas tree to adorn your home this holiday season. Festive and cute, it can ...more

### Silver & Gold : DIY Modular Origami Christmas Ornaments

After becoming addicted to basic sonobe modular origami, I decided to make ornaments for relatives as Christmas gifts. I tried using fancy paper from stores like Paper Source, and cutting it to proper origami size, but I could never get the tight folds I wanted with non-tradit ...more

### How To : Make a modular origami fox

This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to make a modular origami fox. First you make a lot of triangles of yellow, white and one black color. Join two yellow triangles as shown in the video to make a unit. Make 18 units and comb ...more

### How To : Fold a modular origami business card cube

Got a seriously large number of business cards stashed in your basement due to ordering several boxes full only to have the company mess up on your phone number? Make use of these otherwise extraneous and superfluous cards by watching this video. Whip out those nameplates and ...more

### How To : Make a modular origami flower

Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a simple modular paper flower with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own paper flowers from five sheets of folded paper. For ...more

### How To : Fold a modular origami peacock

Bored with boxes? No longer content with cranes? With this advanced guide, you'll learn how to make a modular paper peacock sculpture with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as ...more

### How To : Fold a modular origami star

In this video you can learn how to fold a modular origami star. Create four quadrants of the star point. Crease and unfold the first square origami paper in half both vertically and horizontally, making four equal quarters. Set the creases. Fold precisely each corner of the sq ...more

### How To : Fold a modular origami gyroscope

This is a simple modular model. Learn how to make a gyroscope by using the traditional Japanese art of origami.

### News : 30 Square Sliding Modular Origami

Cory's post with instructions and templates Here's my first attempt at the 30 squares model. I needed to be a little bit more careful in the measuring and cutting as not everything matches up - but it is still a really pleasing shape. I realised that this shape is basically ...more

### Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make a Modular Origami Intersecting Triangles Sculpture)

It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a model that has appeared in numerous posts. It's the simplest of the intersecting plane mod ...more

### How To : Make an origami modular star

Tired of making simple paper stars? Try something a little more ambitious. With this guide, you'll learn how to fold a 3D modular paper star using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the foldin ...more

### How To : Make a Modular Origami Triangle Box

Video: . Learn how to make a modular origami triangle box video tutorial. You can use this triangle box as gift or present box. What you need to make the origami box: 3 square pieces of paper for the box 3 square pieces of paper for the lid In this tutorial i use square pi ...more

### How To : Make a Modular Origami Star (8 Points)

Learn how to make modular origami star with 8 points. What you need to make the origami star: 8 square pieces of paper with different colors In this tutorial i use square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 7 minutes Difficulty: Easy Video: .

### How To : Make Modular Origami Icosahedron from 30 Sonobe Units

Learn how to make Modular Origami Icosahedron from 30 sonobe units. What do you need: 30 square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 11 minutes Difficulty: Medium Video: .

### How To : Make Modular Origami Octahedron 12 Sonobe Units

Learn how to make modular origami octahedron with 12 sonobe units. What you need: 12 square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 7 minutes Difficulty: Easy Video: .

### How To : Make Modular Origami Sonobe Cube (6 Units)

Learn how to make modular origami sonobe cube with 6 units video tutorial. What you need: 6 square pieces of paper with different colors Size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 5 minutes Difficulty: Easy Video: .

### How To : Origami a modular ball

Here's an easy modular ball to fold and assemble with an origami technique.

### How To : Make a modular penultimate origami unit

This video demonstrates how to make penultimate units for origami. Learn how to make just about anything with this module by varying the angle on the ends. This video shows the 60-degree module, which makes the Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, and Icosihedron (the first 2 at the end, ...more

### How To : Origami a modular ball assembly

Check out this video to learn how to assemble the modular ball.

### How To : Make a paper cookie-cutter dodecahedron with origami

Looking for an easy modular origami project? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make an impressive 3D dodecahedron using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own ...more

### How To : Origami a truncated tetrahedron

Check out this easy modular origami. You can assemble 18 for a truncated tetrahedron like this, 24 for a cuboctahedron, 30 for a dodecahedron, 48 for a rhombicuboctahedron and so on.

### News : Folding Everlasting Gobstoppers

I came across this Dutch site called "Wat Maakt Suzette Nu?", which featured a project created with Math Craft instructions for modular origami. Suzette, the creator, did an incredible job in terms of craftsmanship and color... But what I like most of all is that these object ...more

### News : Modular Paper Sculptures Based off of Richard Sweeney's Work

Here's my version of his icosahedron: I colored it in this one so that you can see the pentagonal faces of a dodecahedron: Here I made one that looks like a cube: Some of my students asked me how to make these and they took it a step further and made something based off of ...more

### Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make an Orderly Tangle of Triangles)

It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought that we'd try and create something known as an "Orderly Tangle" or "Polylink". This week we had a few submissions based off ...more

### News : Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Curved Geometric Paper Sculptures of Richard Sweeney

Richard Sweeney is an incredible artist whose body of work consists mainly of sculptures made from paper. His art is often related to origami, and much of his work is related to geometrical forms. I personally really love his modular forms in paper. Many of them are based off ...more

### How To : Origami a kusudama

This video provides instrucion on how to make an origami kusudama - or a modular origami ball. This model requires 30 units.

### How To : Make an origami gift box lid

Barbabella shows how to make a modular origami hexagonal box lid with star design. Fold a two-sided square sheet of paper to form a triangle, unfold it and fold it in the opposite direction. Using the guidelines fold the paper on three sides forming a small triangle and leave ...more

### How To : Fold tessellation origami bricks the short way

First things first: Do not try to attempt this super crazy complex origami project unless you've had your fair share of experience folding modular origami. Now that that's out of the way, take a look at this origami folding tutorial to learn how to put together origami tessel ...more

### How To : Fold advanced origami tesselated bricks

First things first: Do not try to attempt this super crazy complex origami project unless you've had your fair share of experience folding modular origami. Now that that's out of the way, take a look at this origami folding tutorial to learn how to put together origami tessel ...more

### How To : Fold an easy origami goldfish for beginners

We know that there is some seriously impressive origami out there. From 30-sided modular origami spheres to magic cubes and advanced, rounded figures like dragons, the world of origami offers so much to create if only you practice. Start small and cute by folding this easy or ...more

### How To : Make a 3D mathematical kusudama

Make a Japanese kusudama, or as it is more commonly known a 3D paper medicine ball. It resembles origami but much more fun. This modular origami model requires 20 units.

### How To : Origami a 3d strip star

Origami a 3d star. This is called strip origami since it uses strips of paper instead of one single piece of paper. AKA modular origami.

### How To : Make an origami twinboat icosahedron

Want to test your origami-making skills? This video shows you how to make an origami steamboat icosahedron, a 20-faced star that'll put your origami cranes and origami flowers to shame. This pinwheel-inspired shape resembles modules by Tomoko Fuse. Making the icosahedron usin ...more

Sure, you've probably seen a million YouTube videos that feature the impressive schemes of 2,000-sided modular origami balls that seem to defy gravity as well as patience. But sometimes the simplist origami craft is the most striking. The origami collared shirt and tie-shaped ...more

### How To : Make a menacing origami bull for advanced origami folders

The basic tenet of origami is to create an object - a bird, cube, monkey, etc. - using a single piece of paper. And while for the most part this is possible, there are notable exceptions, including modular origami and this menacing red bull. Just take one look at the bull and ...more

### How To : Make a simple origami paper wallet for beginners

When you muse on the topic of origami, you're probably imagining some pretty advanced stuff that sends your head - if not your fingers - for a spin. Modular dodecahedrons (what?) and magic squares, done by the more advanced origami artist, make the art seem too difficult for c ...more

### How To : Make an origami cat face for origami beginners

Origami seems super complicated if you're just starting out. After all, with projects like 30-sided modular spheres and magic cubes, it's easy to find your beginner level crane a bit pathetic. But you don't have to keep folding lucky stars and boring cranes to get better at o ...more

### How To : Fold a six-piece origami heart cube

Origami's an art, and when you get into 3D origami, it definitely gets harder. It involves more than just one piece of paper and a few folds. It requires plenty of paper, plenty of folds, and plenty of patience. This six-piece modular heart cube can look great, but you need pa ...more

### How To : Fold a modular, two-sheet, paper shuriken (ninja star)

Everybody knows what a ninja star is, but what about a shuriken? A shuriken is the exact same thing as a ninja star: a weapon in the form of a star with blades or points. It's a missile in martial arts. It's a ninja's best friend. But for some of you, shurikens might be too da ...more

### How To : Origami a sham ball

A nice complicated modular origami by Mio Tsugawa ( http://puupuu.ojaru.jp). Made from 30 modular origami units, I made 10 green and 20 yellow to make a "stripe" on the ball.

### How To : Fold a five intersecting tetrahedra dodecahedron

This is an instructional video on how to fold a five intersecting tetrahedra dodecahedron, or more simply, call it a spiky ball. All you'll need for this modular origami project is ten sheets of paper in five colors and a lot of patience. Watch this video origami tutorial and ...more

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