New video to kick off the new year! This time, I’ll teach you how to fold an Origami Star “74” designed by Francesco Mancini. For this model, you will need 11 square sheets of paper. Each unit is folded from a rectangle with a dimension ratio of 1:√2, so before folding the units I will teach you how to cut each square to the correct dimensions using a folding tool.

You will need 10 squares for the units and an additional square of the same size for the folding tool. I recommend using 3″ squares to fold this model. Using 3″ squares will result in a model about 4.25″ inches in diameter. Duo-paper is also recommended. Once you’ve prepared your paper, you are ready to fold your Origami Star “74”!

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Have you folded this model? Submit photos of your completed model here to be displayed in the new YouTube Gallery! Special thanks to Francesco Mancini for granting me permission to create this video and share his excellent design with you. Model demonstrated by Evan Zodl.

About the Author

Evan Zodl is an origami artist and instructor. He has been folding paper for over 10 years, and his designs have been featured in exhibitions and publications around the world. His has shared origami with millions of people through his EZ Origami YouTube channel.