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Sakura Star (Design by David Martínez)

Sakura Star (Design by David Martínez)

by Ancella on May 29, 2011

in Tessellations

Sakura Stars (Design by David Martínez)

Sakura Stars (Design by David Martínez)

This weekend, I attempted to fold the Sakura Stars, which are pretty tessellation based stars desgined by David Martínez and are not at all complex to fold.

I came across pictures of the finished model on Flickr and found that the designer had generously also shared the photo diagrams to it!

Paper to Use:
You can fold these stars from Kami, or any paper which is not too thick. You should be able to pre-crease and fold it quite easily without having the folds too stiff. You can also choose to use glassine paper like Mélisande* did for backlighting purposes.

To start with, you would need to cut out a pentagon from your square sheet of paper. For this, you can check out the video David Martínez has linked to (Sara Adams’ instructional video). The paper size you can use should be not less than 6 inches in size at bare minimum. For a first fold, you might want to start with something bigger.

The photo diagrams David Martínez has shared are very detailed and shows all the creases and folds / collapsing sequence required to form these pretty stars.

For my rendition, I used single side colored Kami paper measuring 5 7/8 inches. I have curved the petals slightly to give the it a more “floral” look.

Thank you, David, for sharing the photo diagrams to this pretty model!

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Ultimate Origami May 29, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Nice job and thanks for the link to the instructions!

Ancella May 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Thank you!

David Martínez June 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Thank you for folding 🙂

David Martínez June 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Thanks for folding 🙂

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