Origami Holiday Star (Jared Needle) – Part 2

Origami Holiday Star (Jared Needle) – Part 2


Hello! today we will be folding an Origami Holiday Star designed by Jared Needle. This is a relatively simple model and it’s perfect for the upcoming holidays! Now we’re going to focus on this area where we created the sink. And what we’re going to do with it is pull it so that it’s straight up and down. And once it’s straight up and down, we’re going to notice that there’s two layers on each side. And with those layers we can just push your finger inside and push the layers apart. And you’ll notice as you do that a square will start to form in the middle. And once you push them all the way apart, and just flatten this out, and it should look like this. Now we’re going to create two reverse folds. So for this first one, we’re going to look at this bottom left section here. So what we’re going to do with this is, you’ll notice you can put your hand underneath it. And what you want to do is push this outwards. So we’re going to push this flap outwards until this edge reverses and it lines up with this edge. So basically what you want to do is just push this until the crease reverses. And then you’re just going to flatten it out. So again we just started here, and we’re basically, as you can see, creating a crease extending past this one. So we’re just going to push out, and then as soon as it reverses and aligns with that middle crease, then we’re done. Now we’re going to do the same thing on this top right section. But now we’re going to align this edge when it reverses with this edge here. So we’re just going to push it out towards that edge, and then as soon as it reverses, just push it back and then flatten it out. And when you’re done, it’ll look like a pinwheel. Now we’re going to look at this flap here. And what we’re going to do is fold it in half along this vertical crease. So we’re going to take this edge here, the one that’s underneath this pocket, and we’re just going to push it out. And again, fold that part in half, and then just squash the model down so that it lies flat again. And then when we’re done with that, then we’re going to fold it back over along this little vertical crease. So now we’re just going to pull it back over, and it will look something like that. Now we’re going to rotate the model again, and we’re going to do the same thing. So let’s take this edge, the one that’s underneath the pocket here, and we’re going to pull it over, which will then fold that part in half. And then we’re going to squash the model so it lies flat. And then we’re just going to fold it back in the opposite direction, just like that. And then we’re going to rotate it again and then we’re going to take this edge, the one that’s underneath here, and we’re going to fold it over. And then just squash that down. And again fold this back along the existing crease. And then we’re going to do that one last time, so just rotate it, take this edge, the one that’s underneath. Fold that part in half, squash it down, and then fold it back over so that it looks like this. Now we’re going to turn the model over. And what we’re going to do is create four squash folds using these four flaps here. So let’s start with this one, and what we’re going to do is just reinforce this by folding it back and forth. So just fold it all the way over, as far as it’ll go in both directions, just like this. And now what we’re going to do is hold it straight up and down. And then you can put your finger inside of it, and then we’re just going to squash it down. So just squash it straight down, and it should be even on both sides. And it’ll end up looking like this. And now we’re going to move on to this one. So let’s reinforce this by going back and forth on each side. And again hold it straight up and down and put your finger inside of it. And squash it down, just like this. Again, move to the next one, reinforce this one, hold it straight up and down, and then squash fold just like that. One last time, we’re just going to reinforce this. Pull it straight up and down, and then squash fold, and when you’re done with all four, it’ll end up looking like this. Now we’re going to create four petal folds. We’ve already created petal folds in this model, so it should be a bit easier this time. So we’re going to start with this here, and what we’re going to do is put open it up, and we’re going to pull it back a bit. And what we’re going to do with that is we’re just going to push the two edges into the center so they align with the center crease and those edges down there. So we’re just going to push the edges in. And just try to align them as best as you can, and then once you’ve done that, then you can fold the top back down, so it’ll look something like this. And then we’ll move to the next one. So we’re just going to open this up a bit. So just pull it back, and then we’re just going to push the edges in towards the center. Once you’re done, you can just fold that back up and go to the next on and do the same thing. So just pull it back, and then push the edges in towards the center, and then fold that back down. And then move to the next one. So again, just pull this back, and then push each edge into the center. And then fold that back down. And when you’re done with all four, it should end up looking like this. Now we’re going to turn the model over. And once it’s turned over, we’re going to thin out each of these points. So let’s start with this one. And we’re just going to fold in this edge pretty close to the center crease. It’s not going to go all the way. It’s not going to line up with the center crease. We’re just going to come close to it. So let’s start down at the bottom near the square, and we’re going to fold it in as far as it will go. Now that won’t reach the center crease just like I said, but now what you have to do is continue the crease until it reaches this very point here. So just go all the way up, and as soon as it hits that point, then make your crease, just like this. See it’s not aligned with the center crease, it’s a bit off. And it gets further away as you go closer to the middle. And that’s what you want. So do it with the next one on the other side, and try to make them come to a nice point at the end. And again, this is the back of the model, so it doesn’t have to look perfect, but you may want to fix it later. So now we’re just going to rotate it, and we’re going to do the same thing on this one. So just pull that close to the middle, then make your crease, and do the same thing on this one. And then continue to do this four more times. Once you’ve done this, then turn the model over, and your Holiday Star is complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial on how to fold an origami Holiday Star designed by Jared Needle. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

86 thoughts on “Origami Holiday Star (Jared Needle) – Part 2

  1. Heh, seems I'm getting competition. 🙂
    Again well done, EzOrigami. Now all you need is a couple more subscribers and then you can apply for the partners program – and upload videos >10mins.

  2. this is way too hard I crumpled up my paper cuz u stink and dont respond cuz I dont care wat yall gotta say!

  3. Thanks:)
    Can you work out how to make one so that the bottom (one point) is longer than the others? I would like to make a big one like that to go with a bunch of these! Please;)
    Thank you:)

  4. Wonderful instructions even for an old lady like me. You speak clearly and the instructions are repeated enough to be very understandable. Great kid!

  5. Nice video, clear demonstration. Good job. My star came out as nice as yours. I guess the others have no idea how to follow simple directions.

  6. Thank you for the suggestion! I will definitely keep that model in mind! I already have a few models lined up for future videos, but I will certainly consider it! And thanks for watching! It's great to hear that you are enjoying my channel!

  7. how unfortunate, I bought origami papers which are way too thick, though I follow your instructions and folded very carefully the result is very ugly 🙁 thanks your your video, it was very clear. If you have any idea of the kind of origami I could with a thick paper, that would help me a lot !

  8. Hands are sometimes in the way of what the viewer needs to see, to figure out if they've got the right ending shape. Also pauses, after an entire sequence is finished, before the picture completely disappears, would be helpful. The person trying to make the shape needs a moment to see if what they've done, matches up with the video. Pretty star though!

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