Origami Canopus Star (Lidiane Siqueira)

Origami Canopus Star (Lidiane Siqueira)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami!
And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an origami Canopus Star designed by
Lidiane Siqueira. This is a very simple modular design and it looks great when
it’s completed! This model requires four square sheets of paper. Each unit is
folded from a 1:2 rectangle, so you’ll need to cut each of your 4 squares in
half for a total of 8 evenly sized rectangles. And I recommend starting with 3 inch squares. This will result in a model about 4.5 inches wide. And
I’m going to be using larger paper with color on one side and white on the other
just to make it a bit easier to follow along. And once you’ve prepared your
paper, then we’re going to start with our first rectangle with the colored side up. And then we’re going to fold in half horizontally. So take this bottom edge
and fold it up to the top edge. Align the corners and the edges, then make your
crease. And then we’re going to take the top right corner and fold it down to the
bottom left corner. So we just want to lift up the very top layer of paper and
we’re going to pull it over to the left until both of those corners are aligned. Then you can make your crease all the way across. And then we’re going to fold
up this bottom edge and align it with the diagonal edge that we just created. So what you want to do is lift up this top layer of paper at the bottom. And we
want to start at the bottom right corner and work our way up until the entire
white edge is aligned with that diagonal edge, just like this. And then you can
make your crease all the way across. And to make the assembly a little bit easier,
I like to make a similar pre-crease at the top. So what we want to do is lift up
this colored layer of paper from the top. And we want to start at the top left
corner and work our way down until the entire white edge is aligned
with that diagonal edge. So it’s just like we did before except this time it’s
in the opposite direction. And once everything is aligned, then you can make
your crease all the way across. Then you can unfold. And once you have this, then
this is one completed unit. Now you must fold seven more. Once you’ve folded all eight units, you’re going to need two to start the assembly. Then look
at one, and you’ll notice that it has a colored flap like this on the right side,
and it also has a pocket underneath this white layer here on the left side. So
once again we’re going to take our second unit, and what we want to do is
insert the first unit’s flap inside of the second
units pocket. So we’re going to do that by lifting up both units and we want to
bring them together like this, again making sure that the first unit’s flap
goes inside of that pocket. Then we can put both units down. And you want to make sure that the white flaps match up and come to a point at the bottom of the
model here. And once you have this, then you’ll notice this pre-crease on the
first unit that I mentioned before. And what we want to do is grab this white
flap here, basically where both units meet, and we’re going to fold this flap
over to the left along that existing pre-crease. So we’re just going to fold
it over like this. You want to make sure the top collapses along that pre-crease,
and then you can extend that crease through this colored flap here. So just
make your crease all the way across, and now you’ve connected the first two units. Then we’re going to slightly rotate the model and we’re going to add a third
unit the same way. So what we want to do is again insert the second unit’s flap
inside of the third unit’s pocket just like we did before. So we’re going to
carefully lift up all three units and then we want to bring the second and
third units together, again making sure that their white flaps come to a common
point at the bottom of the model, just like this. And you may have to adjust the
units to make sure they’re all completely aligned. And once you have
that, then you’ll notice this existing pre-crease on the second unit here. And
again we basically want to grab this white flap here, right where the second
and third units come together, and we’re going to fold it over to the left along
that pre-crease. So we’re just going to fold it over like this. Again, this white
part should fall into place, but then you want to extend the crease through this
colored flap here. So just fold all the way across, and now we’ve connected three units. But before you add the fourth one, what you want to do is take this flap
from the third unit, and you want to tuck it underneath the layer below. So just
lift up the layer underneath, tuck the third unit’s flap inside, and then you can
put it back down. Then we’re going to slightly rotate the model and we’re
going to add our fourth unit the same way. So once again, we want to insert the
third unit’s flap inside of the fourth unit’s pocket just like we’ve been doing. So we’re going to carefully lift up all four units, then we want to bring the
third and fourth units together, just like this. And you can put the units
down and you may have to slightly adjust them so that their white flaps come to
a point at the center of the model. Then again you’ll notice this pre-crease here
on the third unit, and then we want to grab this white flap here, where the
third and fourth units overlap, and we’re just going to fold it over to the left
along that pre crease. So we’re just going to fold it over like this. Again, the top of the pre crease will already be in place,
and we just want to extend that crease all the way through that colored flap
there. And you’ll see that the fourth unit’s flap is now on top, but we actually
want to tuck it underneath the layer below. So we’re just going to lift up the
layer from underneath, put the fourth unit’s flap inside, and then we can fold
that back down. And once you’ve done that, then you’ve connected four units. And now we’re going to add the remaining four units the same way. So just continue
adding units just like we’ve been doing until you’ve reached the last one. And once you’ve connected the last unit,
then we’re going to slide the last unit’s flap underneath this pocket here on the
first unit. So we need to lift up some layers on the first unit just to get
that last unit’s flap inside. Then we can fold the first unit’s flap back down, and
again you’ll notice this pre-crease here on the last unit. So what we want to do
is grab this white flap here, right where the first and last units overlap, and
we’re going to fold it over to the left along that existing pre-crease, just like
this. The crease should already exist at the top, then we just want to extend it
further on this colored flap. And then we want to tuck the first unit’s colored
flap underneath the layer below just like we did before. And you’ll see we
also need to do it with the second unit’s flap here. So we’re just going to tuck it
underneath the layer below, then fold the first unit back down. And once you have
this, then we’re going to turn the model over. And then you’ll notice these little
corners of paper extending from where any two units meet. So we’re going to
start with this top one and we basically just want to mountain fold this little
corner behind. So we’re just going to fold it back like this. And there’s no
exact reference point for this, it’s just basically to lock the two layers
together. So once you’ve mountain folded that
small flap behind then you’re going to rotate the model and do the same exact
thing on the next units. So we’re just going to lift up that small corner and mountain fold it behind. Again, there’s no exact reference point, you just want to
lock those two layers together. And then you just want to repeat this process on
the other six units. And once you’ve done that on all eight
sides, then you can turn the model over, and your origami Canopus Star is
complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial on how to fold an Origami
Canopus Star designed by Lidiane Siqueira. Feel free to upload photos of your completed star to the YouTube gallery on my website to be featured here in my
next video, or simply upload your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #ezorigami to be featured here as well. Also, be sure to check out Lidiane’s
Instagram and Flickr photostream for more of her impressive work. I’ll post
the links in the video description below. And if you liked this video, definitely
check out some of the other simple origami tutorials featured on my YouTube
channel as well. Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Please comment, rate,
subscribe, and thank you for watching!

27 thoughts on “Origami Canopus Star (Lidiane Siqueira)

  1. Yay Iโ€™m glad your back! I miss your videos! This is an awesome tutorial! Do you think in the future you can make a complex model tutorial?

  2. I hope you enjoy this new tutorial! What would you like me to teach next?
    Tag photos of your Canopus Star with #ezorigami to be featured in my next video!

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  3. I love your origami videos and I learned how to make a butterfly, a crane a……… you get the idea. BTW you sound like David Spade

  4. Thanks for the new tutorial Evan, I look forward to folding it ๐Ÿ™‚ I may ask Lidiane if I can teach it at our mini meeting this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thank for this great tutorial! I love Lidiane's Canope Star, easy to fold, yet the lock is very strong and the result "crisp and clean".

  6. Your instructions are supper clear and very easy to follow specially for beginners.
    The red, blue, white presenting our flag colors. And it could be a great beautiful spinner. Take care

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