Origami Kalami Star (Tine Pape)

Origami Kalami Star (Tine Pape)


Hello, today will be folding an origami
Kalami Star designed by Tine Pape. This model is not very difficult to fold,
and it’s great for the upcoming holidays. This model requires eight square sheets
of paper. I would recommend using four sheets with one color and four sheets
was another color, just to give the star a nice alternating color effect. You can
use standard 6 inch kami for a star about eight inches wide. I’m going to be using paper with color
on one side and white on the other, but you can use paper with color on both
sides. Either way it does not affect the appearance as a completed model. So I’m going to begin with the white
side up, and first we’re going to fold in half diagonally. So take the top left
corner and fold it down to the bottom right corner. Align the corners and the
edges, and make a crease. And then unfold. And then do the same thing in the
opposite direction. So take the top right corner and fold it down to the bottom
left corner. Align the corners and the edges, and make
a crease. And then unfold. Now we’re going to rotate the paper. And
once you rotated it to look like this, then you’re going to take this top left
edge and align it with this vertical crease. So start by pulling it in, and
start at the very top corner and then work your way down. So make sure that that edge aligns with
the vertical crease, and continue downward until you reach the end of the
edge. And then make a crease. And you should have this. Then do the same thing on the
other side. So just pull it in, and this time you can
align it with the edge of the side that you just folded in. Once you have aligned
it, then make a crease. And then unfold both of those. Now we’re going to rotate the paper. And
now the previous top corner is now the bottom corner. So once you have it like this, we’re
going to do the same exact thing that we did on the bottom. So we’re going to
start with this top left edge and align it with this vertical crease. So again, pull
it in. Start at the top and work your way down,
aligning it with that vertical crease. Then make a crease. And then do the same thing
on the right side. So just pull it in, and again you can just
align it with the edge of the side that you just folded over. Make a crease, and
you should have this. Now we’re going to turn the model over.
And once it’s turned over, we’re going to take this bottom corner
and fold it up to the very top point of the model. And you’ll notice that as you do this
it will fold along this pre-existing crease that I’ve marked here. So begin by just pulling it up, and
you’ll notice that only part of the model will lie flat. These two flaps on the side are kind of
sticking up right now. And in order to flatten those out, you’re just going to push them down
along pre-existing creases. And you’ll notice that these edges will align with
that vertical crease in the center. So just push them down, and then do the same
thing on the other side. And once you’re done, you should have this. Now we’re going to take the tip of this
bottom left flap, and we’re going to fold it over to
this corner on the right side of the model. So we’re just going to pull it over, align the tip with the corner, and then
make a crease. And once you’re done, it should look like this. Now we’re going to make a crease that
would extend from the top of this flap down to where this edge starts. So we’re just
going to fold this over, and you’re going to make your crease when you see these
edges in the center or the vertical crease. So just fold it over, just like this,
then make your crease. And you should have this. Then what you want to do is take the corner of this left flap and fold it up
to the top here where your crease started. So just fold it up like this. And once
you have this, then you can make your crease. And then you can unfold that, and
you should have this. And then you can unfold the previous crease, so just fold
it back over in this direction. Now we’re going to take this top
diagonal edge of this flap and align it with the horizontal edge at the bottom
of the flap. So we’re just going to fold it down, start at the tip and work your way out.
Align the edges, and continue on with your crease until you hit this little
crease here. And you can just stop your crease when you get there. Once you’ve done that, then you can
unfold. Now we’re going to align the diagonal edge of this flap
with this vertical crease here. So we’re just going to fold it over. Again start
at the very top and work your way down, and align the edge with the crease. And
then you can make your crease, but stop your crease as soon as you hit this
little crease that I’ve marked here. So your crease shouldn’t extend all the
way to this edge, it should just stop as soon as you hit those two creases there.
And then you can unfold. And now you should have a crease running from this point, to
where these two creases intersect. Now we’re going to pull up this flap so it’s straight up and down. And you can
do that by just lifting it along this crease here. So just pull it up like this,
and then you can open up the end of the flap. You’ll notice that you can separate the
two layers, and then what you want to do is push your finger inside of it to open
it up a little bit. And then once it’s open, then you can push down the top and just
squash it like this. And then you should have this. Now what we want to do is very similar
to what we did before. We want to take the bottom corner of this flap and fold
it up to the top point of this flap, just like we did before. And again it should
fold along this pre-existing crease here. So we’re just going to pull it up, and again it
might not exactly lie flat. But this one is a little smaller, so it should
start to collapse itself. And if it can’t collapse itself, then you just want to
push the two edges in to align with that vertical crease. Just like you did before.
And once you’re done, you should have this. Now we’re going to fold over this big
flap here. And we’re just going to do that by folding it back along this
crease here. So just fold it over, just like this. And now we’re going to take this
leftmost corner and fold it up to the top of this crease, where the edge and
the crease intersect. So we’re simply just going to pull it up,
and while you’re pulling it up make sure that this part comes out from
underneath. So don’t trap it under there and crease through it. So just let it out,
and then align the corner with the top of that crease, flatten it out, and then
make a crease. Make your crease here and then you can lift up this little flap to
extend your crease underneath. Once you’ve made your crease, it should
look like this. Now we’re going to take this left edge
and fold it over to the right edge on the top layer only. And we’re going to do
this by using this vertical crease, but while we’re doing this we have to be careful
because all of these layers cannot be pulled with it. We just have to let the one layer out
from underneath. So while we’re doing this, you can begin by pulling it over. And while you’re doing it, you just have
to make sure that this does not move out of place. So hold that there, and you can let the
layers out from underneath. See how I just pulled the layer out, but this stayed
in place? That’s what you want to do. So as you’re
pulling it out, just like this, then you want to align this crease with this edge
here. So just align the edge with the crease, and then you can make your crease.
And before making your crease, just be sure to check and make sure that
this did not move, and be sure that this layer came out from underneath. And then
your model should look like this. Now we’re going to lift up this top flap
here, so just pull this straight up and down along that vertical crease, just so
it’s like this. Then we’re going to insert it into this pocket on the side
of the model. So to do that we’re just going to lift this pocket up, so take the
topmost layer and lift it up all the way. And if you’re using paper with color on
one side and white on the other, you should see the white inside. Then
you’re just going to push this flap down, just lay it down right there, and then
you can push this flap back down on top of it. And once you’re done, it should
look like. And this is one completed unit. Now you must make seven more. Once you’ve completed all eight units we
are going to start working with two. And if you’re going for the alternating
color effect, start with one of each color. Now once we
have these two units out, we’re going to flip one of them over. So
just take this one and turn it over. And essentially what we want to do is insert
both of these flaps on the shape here into the back of this model here. And
we’re going to do that by taking this left flap, inserting it into this right
pocket here, and taking this right flap and inserting it into the left pocket
here. And we’re going to do that by folding this little shape in half. So
we’re going to bring the sides together, and then we’re just going to hold it so
that we can distinguish between the two flaps. So now you should see that there’s a
right flap and a left flap. And now we’re going to bend this unit in half, so we’re
just going to bend it along that vertical crease. And this is only so that you can
see the two pockets over here. And now you’ll see that there’s a pocket on the
left side of the vertical crease and then there’s a right pocket on the right
side of the vertical crease. And again we’re going to insert this left flap
inside of this right pocket, and insert the right flap inside of the left pocket. So we’re going to do that by taking this
bent shape here, and we’re just going to put it down right on top. Now the center of this shape here will
lie along this vertical crease. And again these two will go in separate pockets. So
we’re just going to push it down on the top, just like this. Make sure that the
left flap goes in the right pocket and the right flat goes in the left pocket.
And then you can just push it down so that they flatten out. Once you’ve done
that, then you can push this top unit down as far as it’ll go. So it should reach a point in the center.
And once you’re done it should look like this. Also to make sure you’ve done this
correctly, this top unit should only move up and down. It shouldn’t be moving left and right. So
if it’s moving left and right, be sure to check the top of the model.
Make sure that the flaps are inserted into separate pockets, and make sure that
the center edges from that small shape align with the vertical crease of the
other unit. And now we’re going to repeat this
process once again. So take another unit, again if
you’re doing the alternating colors then take one that’s opposite of your
top unit, and then you’re just going to bend this little shape here. Fold it in half just like we did before, and
then again insert the two flaps into separate pockets on the back of this
unit here. So to do this you’re just going to kind
of squeeze it in the middle, so that it folds up and it bends like this. Now you can’t exactly fold it in half
because it’s attached to the other unit now. So this time you’re just going to have
to kind of bend it around, just so you can get it where you want it. And once
you have it like this, then insert the two flaps inside of the two pockets and
then you can flatten out the model. And now you can slide this top unit as far down
as it’ll go. And then it should look like this. And now we’re going to take another unit.
Again be sure to alternate colors if that’s what you’re going for, so take the opposite color of the one
that’s on the top. And now again we’re just going to take this little shape,
fold it in half so that you can separate between the layers, then we can rotate
this just to make it easier to work with. We’re going to bend in half so that you
can see the pockets. Insert the flaps inside the separate pockets, and then
flatten out the model. Just like this. Then you can push it down as far as
it’ll go into the center. And once you’re done, it should look like this. And once
it looks like this, then you want to be sure that this long flap here ends up on
the bottom. So just the tip of it, we just want to make sure that the tip ends up
on the very bottom so that we can create a spiral effect on the center of the
star. So we’re just going to do that by
pulling up the layers underneath of it. And then it will end up on the bottom.
Then you can just put those layers back down. So as long as that layer is on the
bottom, then it should look like this. And now we’re going to do the same thing
again. So if you’re alternating colors take the opposite of this top color. And
then we’re just going to bend this little shape in half. Bend this top unit in half, and then
insert the flaps of this unit into the pockets of the other unit. Once it’s like
this, slide it down into the center. And then like we did last time we want to
make sure that this long flap ends up on the bottom of the model. So we have to
take this layer here and pull it on top of it, just so that it goes down. And now
it should look like this. And when you turn the model over you’ll
notice what I’m trying to do here is continue the spiral shape here. So if we don’t continue to bring these
layers to the top, the spiral shape is not going to form. So
make sure that you bring them up each time. So we can turn the model back over
and continue working on the units. And now we’re going to do the same exact
thing. So take a unit of the opposite color, and we’re going to fold this small
shape in half. Make sure that you can see the separate flaps, and then fold this
top unit in half so you can see the separate pockets. Insert each flap
into its pocket, and then flatten out the model. And slide the unit down until it
reaches the center where all the other units meet. And then it should look like
this. Then what you want to do is turn the
model over, and you’ll notice that this spiral pattern does not have our green
unit that we were just working on. So we have to pull that out from underneath. Now you want to hold down all the layers
except for this green one that we just added. So now we’re going to pull this up
through all the layers. Be sure to get the tip out just like
this. So we’re taking the tip of that long
flap, as you can see it kind of continues all the way through. So we just want to
make sure that that’s visible continuing the spiral pattern. And once you’ve done
that then you can turn the model back over. And now we’re going to take another unit,
again alternating colors from this top one. And we’re going to fold this small
shape in half. So fold it in half so you can see the flaps, and then we’re going to
fold the top unit in half a little bit. Just again so we can see the pockets
inside. And then we’re going to insert the flaps into separate pockets, just
like this. And then you can flatten out the model, and slide the top unit down to
the center just like this. And now we have to continue our spiral pattern, so
we have to turn the model over. And once it is turned over we want to continue our spiral pattern
in this direction. Now I don’t know if you can visualize it, but if you take this flap out, it should
extend to somewhere around here. Now that flap is at the very bottom of
the model, so we have to get that one out. So to do this pull up all the flaps on
top of it, and then you’ll find it there at the bottom. So you kind of have to
maneuver through all of these layers, and you’re just going to pull it
out. Just like this. And once you pull it through all of the layers, then it will
continue the spiral pattern. So now you’ll notice that you’ve just
added this little triangle here. And now you can turn the model back over for the
last unit. Now we’re going to take our last unit,
which should be the opposite color of this unit. And we’re going to bend the
small shape in half so we can see the two flaps. Then bend this top unit so you can see
the two pockets. Then insert the flaps into the two pockets like we’ve been
doing, and then slide it down to the middle where all the units meet. And then
it should look like this. And then what we want to do is use this flap
to continue the spiral pattern. So we have to turn the model over. And once
it’s turned over it should look like this. And now we just added this unit here, so
if we continued that unit, the flap would continue out to here, completing our spiral pattern. So that’s
what we want it to do. Now the hard part is finding this flap all the way through
the layers at the bottom. So to find the flap, we have to pull up some layers near it.
So we’re going to pull up some layers, so if we are to continue this edge out here,
we’re just going to lift up along that imaginary edge. And now you can see that
we found the unit at the bottom. Now this is the only thing in its way, so
we should lift this up. And then we’re going to pull that flap out from the
bottom to continue our spiral pattern. Now it can be very difficult, but as you
can see we’re pulling it right through the middle, just like this. And then we
can push this bottom layer back down, bring out our spiral pattern flap, and
then we can flatten all the layers, and then it should look like this. If it’s difficult for you to pull out
the last flap to complete the spiral pattern then you just have to think of
it as doing what you did before. You’re really just repeating the same
process, only this time you just have to be aware that there are many more layers that
you have to pull up. To complete our star we are going to fold down these flaps along the
edges of the other units. So we’re going to start with this top one, and we’re
just going to fold it down along this edge. Just fold it down like this. Then do
the same thing on the next one. So we’re going to fold it down along
this edge. So fold it down, and that’s going to be on top of the other flap that you
just folded down. Now you want to do the same thing on this one along this edge,
so just fold it in like this. Again that’ll be on top of the other two flaps
that you just folded in. And then do the same thing on this one along this edge. Fold
it in. It’ll be on top of all of those. Then do the same thing on this one, fold it in along this edge. Then do the same
thing on this one, by folding it in along this edge. And work your way around,
just like this, until you get to the last one. And once you get to this point, then you’ll notice that these two last
ones won’t look right. And that’s because they have to be tucked in under the
first one that we were working on. So start by just pulling it under, just
like this. So just put these last ones underneath
of the first ones. Once you’re done, your Kalami Star is
complete. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video
tutorial on how to fold an origami Kalami Star designed by Tine Pape.
Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching.

100 thoughts on “Origami Kalami Star (Tine Pape)

  1. I cant believe 435 idiots gave thumb downs … just finished that beautiful star with ease, your instructions are very clear, the speed of what's shown is very slow and so its a pushover to repeat your steps… just subscribed your channel! keep up the good work 🙂

  2. I WISH ALL THE OTHER ORIGAMI CHANNELS DID THEIR VIDEOS THIS THOROUGH, THEY DON'T AND IT'S A SHAME WE CAN'T LEARN THEM.  YOU'RE THE GREATEST !

  3. Thank you! How nice instruction! Shame on those, who doesn't write proberly. You do this so great. Really, really like!

  4. I was gonna make it but when he made the last one he said 7 more i died because make one for 9 minutes lol

  5. Good video; I made it easily. The writing in the between each step is a bit annoying and it made the video longer. You were clear enough in your verbal instructions for the text to be necessary.

  6. i cant believe I actuly made this. i normally suck at oragami and get mad at the paper for not doing what i command it to and just rip it up. but this time i actuly made it. thanks for going slow im a begginer.

  7. Lo que pienso es que lo que estas enseñando esta mal porque los que hablan español no te entienden ni jota .para ser mejor deberías subtitularlo como no piensas solo quieres que los que te entiendan lo puedan hacer eres injusta así que mejor empieza a estudiar español o sino le daré no me gusta a todos tus vídeos sin importar de que sean

  8. Anyone saying this is difficult is just lazy as fuck… I mean lets be honest if you take your time a 6 year old would be able to do it!!! XD 
    It does look amazing in any case.

  9. I had the ultimate Rage quit….FUCK THIS MODEL MY HEAD HURT FROM TRYING AND TRYING AND TRYING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!!!!

  10. this video is terrible because it came up on how to make a ninja star out of sticky notes and you cant thanks a lot for making it seem that way

  11. I was using 4×4 sticky notes, so it was REALLY hard to fold. So, it took me, like, and hour to make one unit. Then when she said to make 7 more, I was like, "Awwww HELL NAAAAWWWWW!!!!!!!"

  12. ;( i couldn’t do it i was doing really good until the last step where u had to tuck the last two in the flap to finish it but then it wouldn’t stay and it looked messed up

  13. Thanks for watching! You can find this paper here: https://amzn.to/2YrkLax
    Tag photos of your Kalami Star with #ezorigami to be featured in my next video!

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