Origami Tico Star (Maria Sinayskaya)

Origami Tico Star (Maria Sinayskaya)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami. And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an Origami Tico Star designed by Maria Sinayskaya. This is a simple modular model and it
looks great when it’s completed. This model requires eight square sheets of
paper. Each unit is folded from one square, and I recommend using 3″
squares to fold the units. Using 3″ squares will result in a star about
6″ wide. 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 prepared your paper, we’re going to start with our first
square with the colored side up. And it’s important to mention that the color you
are facing up will also be the color of the outer star on the completed model. 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 and 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 now 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 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 is now held vertically. And now we’re going to fold
up this bottom right edge and align it with the center horizontal crease. So
we’re going to do that by first pulling up the bottom edge. Then we want to start at the right and work our way over to the left aligning the edge with the crease, just
like this. And once the entire edge is aligned, then you can make your crease. And your model should look like this. Then we’re going to turn the paper over. And now we’re going to do the same thing on the left. So once again we’re going to fold up
this bottom left edge and align it with the center horizontal crease. So we’re
going to do that by lifting up the bottom edge, and this time we want to
start the left and work our way over to the right aligning the edge with that crease. Just
like this, and once the entire edge is aligned then you can make your crease. And your model should look like this. And now we’re going to rotate 90 degrees. Then we want to focus on the top of the model here. And now we’re going to fold over this
top right edge and align it with this vertical colored edge here. So we’re
going to do that by pulling over the right side of the model. Then we want to
start at the top and work our way down aligning both of those edges, just like
this. And once both edges are completely aligned, then you can make your crease. And once you have this then we’re going to turn the model over. And now we’re
going to make a crease that extends between this left corner in this bottom
right corner here. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the very top layer of
paper at the bottom of the model, and we’re basically going to pull it up and
over to the right as far as it’ll go. And once the flap reaches both of the
corners that i mentioned before, that’s where you want to make your
crease. So just carefully make a crease connecting both of those corners, and
then your model should look like this. And now we’re going to fold up this
bottom triangle as far as it’ll go. So we’re going to do that by lifting up
that small triangle, and we’re going to pull it up and over to the right until
it doesn’t want to go any further. Then you can make your crease. And once you’ve done that, you’ll see that the triangle aligns with the edge underneath. And now we’re going to pull out the small white flap from behind. So I find
the easiest to start by grabbing both layers of paper on this large white flap. Then you want to grab the small white
flap from behind, and you want to carefully pull it over to the left like
this. You’ll see that if you push that flap over to the left as far as it’ll go
it’ll flatten out along this existing crease. But then you’ll see that the rest
of the model won’t lie flat. So what you want to do is push the
excess paper inside, just like that, and then you can fold down the large white
flap once again just to flatten out the model. This will create a new crease inside, and
then your model should look like this. Then we’re going to turn the model over. And now we’re going to fold this flap over to the right along this existing
crease here. And we’re going to do that by first pushing down on this small white
flap. Then we simply want to grab this right flap, and we’re going to push it
over to the right along that existing crease, just like this. Then you can
slightly flatten out the model, and once you have this, then this is one 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 it has a colored flap like
this on the left, and has a white flap like this on the right. It also has a pocket underneath this
colored layer here. So once again we’re going to take our
second unit, and what we want to do is insert the second unit’s flap inside of
the first unit’s pocket. And we’re going to do that by first lifting up both
units, then what we want to do is bring both units together by again making
sure that the second unit’s flap goes inside of the first unit’s pocket like
this. But as you’re doing this, it’s important to notice this small crease
that I’ve marked on the second unit because what we want to do is align that
crease with the vertical colored edge on the first unit. So you just want to continue pushing
both units together as far as they’ll go until that crease and the vertical edge are completely aligned. If you look behind, you will see that
this white edge and this crease will align as well. And then we want to lock both of
the units together. So we’re going to do that by folding over this white flap on
the first unit along this existing crease that I’ve marked here. So we’re
just going to grab that white flap from behind, and then we want to fold it over
top of the second unit by pushing it down along that existing crease, just
like this. Then you can flatten out the model, and now you have connected the
first two units. And now we’re going to add a third unit the same way. So once again we want to insert the
third unit’s flap inside of the second unit’s pocket just like we did before. And
we’re going to do that by lifting up all three units. Then again we want to bring
the second and third units together by making sure that the third unit’s flap
goes inside of the second unit’s pocket as far as it will go, just like this. Again, push it over until the vertical crease aligns with that colored edge. And
once you have this, then we’re going to lock the second and third units together. So we’re going to do that by folding over this white flap on the second unit
along this existing crease that I’ve marked here. So we’re going to do that by
grabbing the white flap from behind, and we’re simply going to fold it over to
the left on top of the third unit along that existing crease, just like this. Then
you can flatten out the model, and now you’ve connected three unit. And now
we’re going to add a fourth unit the same way. And we’re going to do that
again by bringing the fourth and third units together just like this. And sliding the fourth unit’s flap inside
of the third unit’s pocket as far as it’ll go. Once both units are completely aligned,
then we want to lock them together by folding over this white flap on the
third unit. So we’re simply going to fold that flap
over to the left along that existing crease, just like we did before. Then you
can flatten out the model, and now 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 reach the last one. And once you’ve added the last unit, then
we need to connect the first and last units together. So we’re going to do that
by first slightly rotating the model, and then we want to pull the first unit’s
flap out from underneath. So we’re carefully going to pull it up on top, just like
this. And then we want to insert the first unit’s flap inside of the last
unit’s pocket just like we’ve been doing. So we’re going to bring the first and
last unit together, just like this, by pushing the first unit’s flap inside
until it’s completely aligned. You may have to slightly adjust the
units just to make sure everything is aligned. And once you have this, then
we’re going to lock the first and last units together. So we’re going to do that
by folding over this white flap on the last unit along this existing crease
that I’ve marked here. So we’re just going to fold that flap over to the left
along that existing crease. Then you can flatten out the model, and you can turn
it over. And your Origami Tico Star is complete. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial
on how to fold an Origami Tico Star designed by Maria Sinayskaya. 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. Again, I hope you’ve
enjoyed this video.Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching.

17 thoughts on “Origami Tico Star (Maria Sinayskaya)

  1. woah, you're now more active than ever, and the videos are very professional looking (they are actually 🙂 ).

    keep it up

  2. Wonderful video as always Evan! 🙂 I can't wait to fold this one, I've got some ideas for which paper I'm going to use too 🙂

  3. Good tutorial, as always. Very nice model: enjoyable folding method, simple but strong lock, it looks nice both sidesl!! I love modular origami 🙂

  4. Dr.Naren Shah , India. I made two Tico star just now at 2 a.m. DT.5th September. Thanks for clear and perfect video. Assembling is very easy too.

  5. Bravo ! Même si je ne comprends pas bien la langue, les gestes sont précis et clairs le tracé des plis est super pour guider, merci pour ces vidéos

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