Twelve Pointed Star - Christmas is coming - instructions and video
One thing I noticed in origami is that stars are very popular. If you have ever been to an origami convention, there is always a table with a plethora of stars. And so it is no wonder that I too fall for the art of star folding.
When i was living in Edinburgh I was very much into tessellation and had a lot of hexagonal papers laying around. And so one day after a long folding session of models from Tomoko Fuse's "Origami Flower Patterns" I kind of stumbled into my own version.
Interestingly, I started with a hexagon that had already been divided into thirds. It turned out to be a lucky move. And so the twelve pointed star came into live.
The trick is to fold a hexagon and then trisect it. There are many possibilities. One is to take a rectangular sheet of paper, for example copy paper, and fold a hexagon grid into it.
However, if you use other methods to cut a hexagon then the following method is much easier:
Of course the problem is how to cut a hexagon in the first place. I prefer to cut them with the help of Carmen Sprung's Steel Templates. That is an easy method and the templates are made such that the second smallest fits great onto a 15×15cm sheet. That is nowadays my favourite method to cut, as I can always cut several sheets at a time.
So now, here it is the diagram. Early days of drawing and diagramming so don't expect it to be high class. In any case you'll find below that a video tutorial by Sara Adams, she is also on YouTube.
And here is the video tutorial by Sara:
I hope you will find joy in folding this little star. And maybe you can even post a picture on Instagram. Tag me if you like.
Happily folding ever after, Valleyfolder