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Modular Origami Instructions

Modular origami involves folding multiple numbers of one (or more than one) unit and then assembling them without using any glue, thread, etc. to create a larger and more complex origami.



The units are assembled by tucking flaps or tips into pockets, generally in a symmetrical or repeating fashion to complete the origami model.

Supposedly, a Japanese book by Hayato Ohoka published in 1734 called Ranma Zushiki contains the first historical evidence of modular origami!

The book shows a group of traditional origami models, one of which is a modular origami cube.

The cube was identified in the accompanying text as a tamatebako or a "magic treasure chest".



Kusuduma, the Japanese balls of paper flowers, also called medicine balls, are sometimes called modular origami but technically, they are not.

Kusuduma are generally assembled using thread so they should not be called modular origami.

Below are the modular origami models we currently have on this site:


5-Petal Flower

5-Pointed Star

5-Pointed Star

6-Pointed Star

8-Pointed Star

8-Pointed Star p1
8-Pointed Star p2

16-Pointed Star

Braided Wreath

Candy Cane Wreath

Cherry Blossom Dish



Heart Cube

Holiday Wreath

Jackson Cube

Magic Rose Cube


Ninja Star

8-Pointed Ninja Star

8-Pointed Ninja Star Part 1
Part 2

Pinwheel Part 1
Pinwheel Part 2




Sheriff's Star

Sonobe Cube

Sonobe Large Cube

Sonobe Toshie's Jewel

Sonobe Octahedral Unit

Sonobe Unit

Spiky Crown

Spinner (easier)


Spinning Top

Star Wreath

Square Box Part 1
Square Box Part 2

Triangle Box (easy)

Triangle Box