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 by
Sok Song. This is a simple modular model and it’s perfect for the upcoming
holidays. 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 use
paper color on both sides to create a star like this, or you can use paper
with color on one side and white on the other to create a star like this. 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
square 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 the
corners in the edges. Then make your crease, and then unfold. And now we’re
going to rotate the paper so that the crease we just made now runs from the
top left corner down to the bottom right corner. And then we’re going to fold in
half diagonally in the opposite direction. So once again take this bottom
right 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 to
rotate the model, just like this, so that the corner with the right angle is now
held 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. So
we’re going to start by lifting up the top layer of paper, and we’re simply going to
pull it up until the bottom corner aligns with that intersection, just like this. And
once 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 fold
down 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 right
corners are aligned, just like this. And then you can make your crease through
all layers. And now we’re going to do the same thing on the left. So once again
we’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. And
then you can make your crease through all layers. And once you have this, then
you 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. So
we’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 the
right side of the model over to the left until that right edge is completely aligned
with that diagonal crease, just like this. Then you can make your crease through
all layers. And if you’ve done this correctly, you’ll see that this white
edge and the vertical crease underneath will also align. And once you have
this, then we’re going to turn the model over. And now we’re going to fold up this
bottom 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 to
the left until the bottom corner is completely aligned with this point. You’ll
see that these horizontal white and colored edges will align as well, and then
you can make your crease. And once you have this, then you can rotate the model
ninety 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 on
the right side of the model here. And it also has a small pocket underneath this
white triangle here. These will be used to lock the units together. And then if you
slightly rotate the model, you’ll notice that on the back, there’s a larger pocket
in between these two layers here. This will be used to hold the units in the
correct position. So once again, we’re going to take our second unit. And what
we want to do is slide the left side of the second unit in between the two
layers on the back of the first unit. So we’re going to do that by again
lifting up both units. And then we want to slide them together, again making sure
that the second unit goes in between those two layers, just like this. Then you
want 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 correct
position. And you can do that by making sure that the colored edges on both
units are aligned, and you can also check to see that the white and colored flaps
all come to a central point at the bottom of the model here. And if you turn
the model over, it should look like this. And again you can see that both units
come 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’re
going to do that by working with this small flap that I mentioned before. And
what we want to do is simply fold this small flap behind this white triangle
along this existing crease that I’ve marked here. So we’re going to do that by first
separating the layers behind the white triangle, just like this. Then we want to
push that small flap inside as far as it will go. So just push it inside along
that existing crease, just like this, so that the small flap is now hidden
underneath. And once you have this, then you can flatten out the model along
existing creases. And now you’ve connected the first two units. And now we’re going
add a third unit this same way. So we’re going to do that by again sliding the
left side of the third unit in between the two layers on the back of the second
unit. So once again we’re going to pick up all three units and then we’re going
to slide the second and third units together, again making sure that the
third 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 a
point where they don’t want to go any further. Once they reach this point, then you want to double check to see
that 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 we
can lock the second and third units together. And we’re going to do that by
working with this small flap on the second unit. And what we want to do is
tuck it behind this white triangle on the third unit by folding it back along
this existing crease that I’ve marked here. So we’re going to do that by first separating
the layers behind the white triangle, just like this. And then we want to push
that small flap inside as far as it will go. So just push it inside along that
existing crease, just like this. Then you can put the model back down, flatten it out along existing creases, and
now you’ve connected three units. And now we’re going to add the fourth unit this
same way. So once again we’re going to slide the fourth unit in between the two
layers on the back of the third unit just like we’ve been doing. So continue
sliding both units together until they reach a point where they don’t want to
move any further. And again you want to make sure that both units are in the
correct position by making sure that both of their top edges align and also
making sure that the layers come to a point the center of the model here. And
again we’re going to lock the third and fourth units together by focusing on this
small flap on the third unit. And again we want to tuck it behind this white
triangle by simply pushing it in along that existing crease, just like this. Again
you 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 same
way. 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 is
just 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. And
what we’re going to do is slide the left side of the first unit in between these two
layers here on the back of the last unit. So in order to do that, you’ll have to pull
up the first unit from underneath. It may help to slightly separate units. And then
you want to slide the first unit in between those two layers just like we’ve
been doing, just like this. You want to push the two units together and make sure they’re
completely aligned. And then we want to tuck the small flap on the last unit
underneath the white triangle on the first unit, just like we’ve been doing. So
just tuck that small flap inside along that existing crease, just like this. Then you
can 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 tutorial
on how to fold an Origami Gary’s Star designed by Sok Song. Feel free to upload
photos of your completed star to the YouTube Gallery on my website to be
featured here my next video, or simply upload your photos to Instagram with the
hashtag #ezorigami to be featured here as well. Again I hope you enjoyed this
video. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

24 thoughts on “Origami Gary’s Star (Sok Song)

  1. Hey Evan! Love your work! I was wondering if you could possibly release a crease pattern for your logarithmic spiral. I have been breaking my head over reverse engineering it, but I just cant seem to get it down. It would be most appreciated!
    Thank you again for the great work and content you bring to the origami community.
    Thanking you in advance πŸ˜‰

  2. I didn't watch past the first couple units being connected and I didn't realize the finished model gets flipped over at the end, so when I looked up after finishing mine I was like "How did I get it to look THAT different from what he made?!" haha! Great tutorial!

  3. I made origami Corona Boreal Star and this one. It is looking awesome.
    How I can send the image of stars

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