How to make an origami Stormtrooper (Star Wars)

How to make an origami Stormtrooper (Star Wars)


Hello everybody, I am Tadashi
Mori and in this video here I’ll show you how to make this origami Stormtrooper. It’s my own design and to make it we’re going to use one square sheet of paper. Start by folding along the diagonal. Now, unfold the paper and fold, in half, in this direction. Unfold the paper again Now, you’re going to make this fold here using the last fold as a reference. Unfold the paper and the line should look like this. Now, you’re going to make a vertical fold using this point here as a reference. Unfold the paper. Now, you’re going to make a fold making this side of the paper go up to the line we just made. And, unfold the paper again. Now, fold both sides to the lines we just made. Unfold, and now you’re going to divide each of these lines in half, one more time. And the model will look like this. Now, you’re going to fold here, the other diagonal. Unfold the paper again. Now, you’re going to fold the corner of the paper up to the middle point but, you’re going to make the fold only up to this line here. Make the fold and stop on this point here. Now, do the same thing on the other side. Unfold the paper. Now, you’re going to fold the bottom corner up to the fourth line. And again, you’re going to stop on the diagonal line. So, from this point on, like this and do the same thing here, on the other side. Now, fold the top corner up to the same point we made the last fold. The model should look like this. Now, unfold the paper and we’re going to do the same thing here, to the other direction. And, unfold the paper again. Now, you’re going to fold the paper in half along the horizontal. Unfold the paper. Now, you’re going to fold the top part in half. And, unfold the paper. Now, make the fold along the middle line. And, we’re going to make an inside reverse fold along this line. So, an inside reverse fold is going to be something like this. You have to open the side and fold the flap to the inside, like this. Do the same thing here, on the other side. And the model should look like this. Now, on the front layer, you’re going to make this valley fold and these 2 mountain folds making the middle point go up to the top of the triangle. It’s going to be like this. First, make here the valley fold. Now, we’re going to fold these sides of the paper to the middle. Like this. And this will make the mountain folds. Now, the model should look like this. And, you’re going to fold one flap downward. Now, you’re going to make these folds here continuing the lines that we have in the middle. Now, fold this layer back upward. And now, we’re going to make a fold called ”Crimp Fold”, And, to do it we’re just going to inside reverse fold along this lines. So, as you can see this line here continuous to this direction here, and ends here, in this part. So, you’re going to open the model a little bit and make a mountain fold along this first line. And, as you can see, the fold should follow this path here. So, we just made these 3 mountain folds. Now, we’re going to make this valley folds and, by consequence, we should have these folds here. So, let’s make the valley folds. And, naturally, you’ll have the consequence folds. It’s going to look like this. Now, do the same thing here, to the other side. So, quickly open, make the mountain fold along this first line. Now, make the valley fold along the second line. And done. You should have this in the end. Now, turn the model over and you’re going to fold and unfold along these lines here. And, again, we’re going to make a ”Crimp Fold” on these lines. This time is going to be easier cause the folds starts here and ends here. So, you just have to make a mountain fold along these 2 lines. And then, you’re going to make a valley fold on the next 2 lines. And keep making these reverse folds along the next lines. Now, do the same thing here on the other side. and the model, in the end, is going to be like this. Now, you’re going to work on this side of the model. So, hold the model like this, with the thinner flap on the right and thicker one on the left. Now, you’re going to make a fold, like this. Let’s do it slowly. So, first, you’re going to fold these 2 points here. Now, pull these 2 points, so you can make a straight mountain fold here. Now, you’re going to press here, both sides and make a valley fold along the next line, like this. And, you’re going to make a mountain fold by pressing from behind. Now, push this point and the model will look like this. Now, you’re going to do the same thing here, on the other side. So, open the model a little bit and then press here, these 2 points. Pull the paper. Now, you have a straight mountain fold. Now, make a valley fold on the next line. And, that’s it. The model will look like this. Now, we’re going to work on this part here. So, spread the layers and we’re going to make a fold like this. Start by folding here making this mountain fold and the, you’re just going to pull the other side making a straight line. And, that’s it. Now, do the same thing here. So, again we’re going to first, make this small fold here and then, pull the other side. Now, the model should look like this. Now, hold the model in this position and fold one flap downward. Now, we’re going to make a fold a valley fold along this line here. using this crossing point as a reference. Unfold the paper. Now, you’re going to fold the top part again, up to the crossing point. And unfold the paper again. Now, you’re going to fold this flap here, back upward. The next fold is going to be a little bit hard but, basically, you’re just going to pull here, one layer from the middle upward making 2 valley folds along these 2 lines we just made. So, just hold the model, like this spreading the layers a little bit. Now, you’re going to hold this point here and pull a little bit. Do the same thing here, on the other side. Now, we’re going to pull both sides, at the same time. And, to do it, if you look here, on this side of the model you’re just going to make a mountain fold along this middle line here. So, you pull here, the middle and you’re going to get this fold here. As a consequence, you’ll have this ”V” shaped valley fold. But the model is not going to lie flat because you have to make the same thing here, on the other side. Pull the middle, make the ”V” shaped valley folds, and then, the model will look like this. And at this point, we can see the full structure of the origami. So, let me take here an example. this flap here is going to be this part of the origami. This flap here is going to be the triangle. This part here is going to be the eye and this is going to be the head. Now, you have these 2 arms and this part here is going to be the legs. Now, let’s work on this part. Start by making an inside reverse fold along this line, on the front layer. So, just press here. And, that’s it. Now, on the next layer you’re going to make a fold along this line unfold, and again, you’re going to make an inside reverse fold. Now, you’re going to do the same thing here, on the other side. Now, turn the model over and you’re going to fold this pack of layers here together upward. along this line here. Unfold, and you’re going to turn the model over again. Now, on this part here you’re going to hold these 2 layers on both sides and pull both sides at the same time opening the middle. Like this. Now, you’re going to make a valley fold along this line here. So, hold all these layers together and fold everything upward, like this. Now, close, these 2 layers and the model will look like this. Right, now you’re going to work on this flap here. So, you’re going to make an inside reverse fold along this line. So just, pull this layer a little bit and press this tip to the inside. And do the same thing here, on the other side. Now, you’re going to pull here, one layer so you can see the inside. And we’re going to make a fold along this small flap inside. This fold is just a lock fold so you can lock these 2 layers together, like this. Now, you’re going to do the same thing here, on this side. So, again you’re just going to pull one layer and then fold this inner flap. And, as you can see, these layers are locked. Now, as you can see, we just made here the legs and we’re going to work on the arms. Start by opening here, this side spreading the layers evenly and we’re going to make a fold like this. So, to make this fold, you’re going to make here, this valley fold and at the same time we’re just going to make these 2 points get together. So, hold the model like this and make the valley fold. Now, you’re going to do the same thing here, on the other side. So, spread these layers and join these 2 points. And you have the arms. Now, you’re going to work on this flap here. You’re going to use this diagonal as a reference and you’re going to fold this side up to this diagonal. So, you have to estimate where the diagonal should be. Like this. Now, unfold. Now, looking from this side here you’re going to inside reverse along the fold we just made. And the model will look like this. Now, we’re going to make a fold along this line here to inside. And the model will look like this. Now, do the same thing here, on the other side. So, let me show you again. Just make this fold up to the diagonal. Unfold. Inside reverse both layers together. And make this bigger fold. And the model will look like this. Now, let’s finish the leg. Start by folding along this line here. Unfold. And you’re going to inside reverse this fold. Now, you’re going to pull here this layer a little bit. So, you can see this part of the model. And you’re going to make a fold along this line here, to inside. Now, you’re going to fold the back layer, to inside along the same line. And the model will look like this. Now, we’re going to work on this small flap here making a fold to the inside. This fold is just to make a lock fold on these 2 layers. So, as you can see, both layers are locked. And, we’re going to work now, on this last flap. And, basically, we just have to fold to the inside so you can hide this small flap. Like this. Now, we’re going to do the same thing here, on the other side. So, let me show you really quickly. Make an inside reverse fold along this line. Pull this layer upward. Make this fold to the inside. Now, fold the back layer also to the inside. Make a fold to lock both layers of the legs together. And fold this small flap. So, the model will look like this. Now, on the arms, you;re going to make a fold Like this. This fold is called ”Rabbit Ear Fold” and it’s really easy. You just have to pinch here the end and fold downward, like this. Again, you’re just going to pinch here and fold downward. Now, the model will look like this. And we’re going to finish here, the head And to do it, first you’re going to hold the model in this position here and you’re going to fold this point here up to this point here, using this side as a reference. Now, you’re going to fold this flap upward and here, on this big flap you’re going to make an inside reverse fold along this first line. Now, make this ”V” shaped fold and it’s going to be like this. First, make this valley fold and the, you’re going to make a fold to this side, like this, trying to make a 45° degrees angle with the middle line. And you’re going to do the same thing here, on the other side. So, inside reverse make a valley fold and then fold this flap to this side making a 45° degrees angle. Now, fold this layer downward. Now, we’re going to make a valley fold along the top flap using this reference point, trying to fold about 2/3 of this side. Now, you’re going to make a valley fold about here using this point here as a reference point and leaving a small gap, here on this side. So, the fold should look like this. Now, unfold and do the same thing here, on the other side. Unfold again. Now, you’re going to fold both sides at the same time. Now, fold this flap downward. Now, you’re going to roll the paper on this big flap here up to this point here. So, as you can see you just have to roll the paper so you have these things here, I don’t know the name of it. So, let’s do it. Now, you’re going to press here squash the model and then, make a small curve here. And this is going to lock the fold. Now do the same thing here, on the other side. And you’ll have this. Now, you’re going to make a small curve here and here Now, for the last fold, you’re going to estimate this reference point here and you’re going to make a ”V” shaped fold, like this leaving a small gap here, on the top part. So, start by making this mountain fold up to the reference point and do the same thing on the other side. Now, you’re going to make the valley fold about here. So, you can see the small gap. And do the same thing here, on the other side. And the model will look like this. Now, turn the model over and you’re going to fold this layer here to inside. And that’s it! The model is done. And, that’s it. The Stormtrooper is done. I hope you liked this video. If you liked, please, don’t forget to click on the Like buttom and subscribe to my channel, so you can keep updated about my new origamis and my new designs. And that’s it. I am Tadashi Mori, thanks a lot for watching this video. See you! Bye bye!

100 thoughts on “How to make an origami Stormtrooper (Star Wars)

  1. Excelente vídeo, muy buenas las animaciones, ayudan y hacen mas fácil superar las barreras del idioma. Incluso a quienes tienen alguna limitación con los sonidos… Felicitaciones por el diseño, original y divertido.

  2. Hi Tadashi,
    wow, you put a lot of time and effort into this and it shows! (I know, right?)
    I believe this styles will make things very clear for beginners and also help people learn how to read diagrams. Kudos to you.
    By the way, for those that find it too slow: YouTube lets you speed up to twice the speed in the settings (gear symbol). 🙂

  3. Esperei muito por esse video, valeu muito a pena, as animaçoes estao otimas.
    Voce ja pensou em fazer um co-op com o Jo-Nakashima?
    Bem vindo de volta!

  4. It is seen that you have used the holidays to design new Todashi models, this stormshadow is very well worked, with well defined folding.

    We hope in your next video to introduce us to your new pet, as well as Nala, the playful puppy cat that played with the scorpion 🙂
    I had to say, I love pets, especially dogs and cats

  5. Oi Tadashi! Gostaria de saber qual a melhor gramatura de papel para fazer origamis! Muito bacana teu canal!!!

  6. first of al congrats on your marriage ( hope it is the right way to say it)
    i love your origamis and i want to make them to but i am a beginner who want to do the complex ones
    because i have an lack of patience…
    your are describing it wonderful and can see it all clearly but somehow i don't get…any tips maybe please??😓

  7. first of al congrats on your marriage ( hope it is the right way to say it)
    i love your origamis and i want to make them to but i am a beginner who want to do the complex ones
    because i have an lack of patience…
    your are describing it wonderful and can see it all clearly but somehow i don't get…any tips maybe please??😓

  8. Hi Tadashi. I managed to make him stand up!! Use one of the flaps that was tucked under. I can't figure out how to post picture though. Thanks for everything!

  9. Olá Tadashi Mori, primeiramente devo parabenizá-lo pelos incríveis tutoriais!!
    Tenho uma pergunta.. qual lugar você recomenda para comprarmos os materiais? E quanto aos tipos de folhas, quais os melhores e as melhores gramaturas para trabalhar com os origamis? Grande abraço!!

  10. Your stormtrooper greatly complimented the Darth Vader origami. It took a lot of patience with this one because of the repetitiveness of the steps, but I pulled through! Love your channel.

  11. muito bom, conseguir fazer todos os do Star Wars, super apoio a mais criações de personagens, parabéns e muito obrigado, graças a seus videos tenho meus origamis enfeitando meu quarto, obrigado

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  13. Is it better to use kami paper or can I use printed paper? If I used 20cm square paper, would it be a similar size to the Yoda origami using 20cm paper?

  14. I like your idea of pausing the video and adding mountains and valleys. I might borrow that idea from time to time if there's a difficult step so thanks! But if that extra legwork of adding diagrams is partly what is making it too laborious to make new videos, then it's really not worth it. The origami community misses you!😢

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