Origami Mandala Asteria (Lidiane Siqueira)

Origami Mandala Asteria (Lidiane Siqueira)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami!
And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an origami Mandala Asteria designed
by Lidiane Siqueira. This is a simple modular model and it looks great when
it’s completed. This model requires 16 square sheets of paper. Each unit is
folded from one square and I recommend using 3 inch squares to fold the
units. Using three inch squares will result in a model about 4.5
inches wide. And once you’ve prepared your paper, then we’re going to start
with our first square with the white side up. And then we’re going to fold in
half diagonally, so take this bottom right corner and fold it up to the top
left corner. Align the corners and the edges then make your crease. And then
unfold. Then we’re going to slightly rotate the paper so that the crease you
just made is now held vertically. Then from here we want to fold in the top two
edges and align them with that crease. So we’re gonna start with this top right
edge here and we simply want to pull it over to the left. Then we want to start
at the top of the model and work our way down aligning the colored edge with that
crease. And once the entire colored edge is aligned, then you can make your crease. And then we want to do the same thing on the left. So we’re going to pull over
this top left edge here and we simply want to align it with the other colored
edge that we just folded in. So start at the top of the model and work your way
down until both colored edges are completely aligned. Then you can make
your crease. And now we’re going to fold up this bottom white triangle along
these horizontal colored edges here. So we’re basically just gonna lift up the
bottom of the model, and we want to pull it up as far as it goes. And once your
crease reaches both of these corners, then you can make your crease. And once
you have that, then you can turn the model over. And now we’re going to create an angle bisector extending from this bottom left corner. And we’re going to do
that by aligning this bottom edge with this left edge here. So we’re gonna start
by lifting up this bottom edge and then what we want to do is start at the
bottom left corner of the model and work our way up until both colored edges are
completely aligned. But as you’re doing this, you also want to release this top
colored layer of paper. You’ll see this layer is slightly trapped underneath, and
just want to let that corner out. Then again, start at the bottom and work your
way up until both of those colored edges are aligned, just like this. And then you
can make your crease all the way across. Then from here we simply want to unfold
the small corner that was trapped underneath, so now you can see this white triangle here. And then we’re going to turn the model over. And then we want to
slightly rotate the paper so that this long colored edge is now held vertically. And now we’re going to fold up the bottom of the model along this existing
horizontal crease. So we’re just going to lift it up like this, and once the paper
starts to collapse along that existing crease, then you want to make a small
crease on this colored portion here. So just crease through all layers, and once
you have that then you can turn the model over. And this is one completed
unit. Now you must fold 15 more. Once you’ve folded all 16 units, you’re going to need 2 to start the assembly. Then look at one and
you’ll notice that it has a white flap like this, and it also has a pocket
underneath this colored layer here. So once again, we want to take both units
and then we want to start by inserting the right side of the second unit inside
of the colored flap on the first unit. So again we want to lift up both units and
we want to carefully bring them together like this, again making sure that the
right side of the second unit goes inside of the first unit’s pocket. And you
want to push both units together until they’re completely aligned. You’ll see
that they’ll match up at the bottom of the model here and you’ll see that both
of these edges will align as well. Then we’re going to turn the model over. Then
while holding both units together, we carefully want to unfold this white flap
on the second unit. So we just want to pull out this white triangular flap from
inside, just like this. And then you can slightly flatten out the model. Then to
hold both units together, we want to mountain fold this white flap behind
this colored edge on the second unit. So we’re going to do that by lifting up
this white flap and we carefully just want to wrap it around the second unit,
just like this, by tucking that white flap inside as far as it’ll go. And once the white edge aligns with the colored edge underneath, then you can put the model down and slightly flatten it out just to make a stronger mountain
fold. Then you can lift the model back up, then we’re going to fold this triangular
flap back up to the way it was before. And once you have that, then you can turn
the model over. And now you’ve connected the first two units. And now we’re going
to add a third unit the same way. So once again, we’re going to start by inserting
the right side of this third unit inside of the colored pocket on the second unit. So then we’re going to lift up all three units and we’re going to slide the
second and third units together like this until they’re completely aligned. And again you want to make sure that all the units come to a point at the bottom
of the model here, and you want to make sure that their edges align as well. Then
we’re going to turn the model over. And while holding all three units together,
then we carefully want to unfold this white flap on the third unit. So we just
want to pull out this white triangle from inside, just like this, and then you
can slightly flatten out that flap. Then we want to lock the second and third
units together, so we’re going to do that by mountain folding the second unit’s
white flap around this colored edge on the third unit. So you can start by
simply lifting up this white flap, and you want to wrap it around that colored
edge by pushing the flap inside as far as it’ll go, just like this. And once that
white edge aligns with the colored edge underneath, then you can put the model
back down and then just reinforce that mountain fold. Then we want to lift up
the model and fold this triangular flap back up. Once you’ve done that, then you
can turn the model over, and you’ll see that we’ve connected the first three
units. And now we’re going to add a fourth unit the same way. So once again,
we’re going to insert the right side of the fourth unit inside of the third
unit’s pocket, just like this. So we just want to slide the third and fourth units
together until they’re completely aligned. Again, you’ll see the all four
units will align at the bottom here, and you’ll see that the edges on the third
and fourth units will align as well. Then we’re going to turn the model over and
we carefully want to unfold this white flap on the fourth unit. So we’re just
gonna pull out that white triangular flap from inside and then we can flatten
out the paper. Then to lock the third and fourth units together,
we simply want to mountain fold this white flap on the third unit behind this
colored edge on the fourth unit. So we’re just going to lift up that white flap
and wrap it around that colored edge by pushing the white flap inside as far as
it’ll go. And once that white edge aligns with the colored edge underneath, then
you can put the model down and make that crease just to reinforce the mountain
fold. Then you can lift up the model and we’re going to fold this triangular flap
up once again. Then you can turn the model over, and now you’ve connected four units. And now we’re going to add the remaining twelve units the same way. So
just continue adding units just like we’ve been doing until you’ve reached
the last one. And as you add more units, you’ll start
to see that they overlap, which makes it slightly more challenging to assemble. And I find it slightly easier to continue adding units on the bottom of
the model, so just add them underneath like this. So just always keep this first
unit on top. And doing that makes it a lot easier to lock the units together on
the backside here. And once you’ve added the last unit, then
all we need to do is connect the first and last units together just like we’ve
been doing. So we carefully want to insert the right side of this first unit
inside of the colored pocket on the last unit. So we carefully want to open up the
pocket on the last unit, just like this, while sliding the right side of the
first unit inside, just like this. You may have to slightly adjust the other units,
then we’re going to turn the model over. And I want you to notice this white flap
from the last unit, and you’ll see that there are several layers underneath it. So we just want to lift those layers on top so that the white flap is now on the
bottom, just like this. And then we simply want to mountain fold this white flap
behind this colored edge on the first unit just like we’ve been doing. So we’re
just going to tuck that white flap inside as far as it’ll go just like we
did on the other 15 units. Then you can flatten it out, then you can bring all 16
units together. Then you can turn the model over, and your Origami Mandala
Asteria is complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial on how to
fold an Origami Mandala Asteria designed by Lidiane Siqueira. Feel free to
upload photos of your completed model 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, please
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19 thoughts on “Origami Mandala Asteria (Lidiane Siqueira)

  1. Would please help me to the link to “CYE NEWMAN” model, it appeared at the top right corner near the end of this model. It looked like from dollar bill?? Thank you very much

  2. It looks great Evan! Nice to see another video from you 🙂 I really like these modular pieces, particularly when the pieces are easy to fold and then look really complex once assembled.

  3. Hi, I made 3D origami tutorials and i just started, if you are interested in going to see my first video you are welcome!

    Thank you in advance!

  4. I'm ridiculously proud of myself that I folded this right the first time around. The tutorial was so easy to follow.👍👍

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