# Modular 6-Pointed Star

This is a nice modular 6-pointed star by Tomoko Fuse. This modular origami has a few unusual steps which makes the folding process more interesting. It uses the full length of the paper so if you start with a 6 inch square paper, you'll end up with a rather large 12 inch star!

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Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 1: For this origami, we used a 4 inch x 4 inch (10cm x 10cm) square printer paper which has the same color on both sides. If you're using origami paper, start with the color side down.

Fold paper in half on the vertical horizontal axis. Crease well and unfold.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 2: Fold both sides to meet in the center. Crease well and unfold.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 3: Fold point A to point B. Crease from the edge to the diagonal crease you made in Step 2.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 4: Fold both sides back to the center.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 5: Fold up the bottom tip.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 6: This is somewhat an unusual step. Fold point C to somewhere along line D-E. The crease should extend from the center crease to the left edge of paper.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 7: Unfold the paper.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 8: Here's the 2nd unusual step. See the crease F-G?

We're going to fold the paper over and extend the crease F-G all the way to the edge of the paper.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 9: Recrease the 2 diagonal creases into valley and mountain folds as shown below.

Then fold point X over to Y.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 10: Fold the right side back to the center. And this completes your modular unit! We need 6 of these to make a modular 6-pointed star, obviously...

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 11: Bring 2 units together to start the assembly. Unfold the right side of Unit#2.

Slide Unit#1 into Unit#2 so that points a and b line up with one another.

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 12: Fold the bottom flap of Unit#1 over and tuck it into the left flap of Unit#2.

A closer look.....

Modular 6-Pointed Star Step 13: Repeat Steps 10 to 12 for the rest of the units.

For the 6th and final unit, fold the bottom flap upwards into itself.

And insert the right tip of the final unit into the first unit.

and your modular 6-pointed star is complete! A 4 inch square paper makes an 8 inch star!

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