This is a simple, easy to fold design by Ilan Garibi which was published a few days ago in Issue 6 of Origami-USA’s The Fold. It requires just 8 square sheets of paper, of any color of your choice. It incorporates a simple interlocking technique which holds the units in place.
You can vary the colors of paper you choose to make a striking color combination such as that used by the designer. I used shaded single side colored sheets of kami paper which measured approx 8 inches in size. I used a red and white combination and a blue and green shaded combination to give the model the colorful mix. You can also attempt folding this design with wrapping paper.
This design is pretty simple to fold and assemble and there are a couple of variations you can try, too, one of which is suggested by the designer himself in his set of diagrams.
How to fold this design:
Please visit Origami-USA’s The Fold for instructions to this model – Ilan Garibi has generously shared the diagrams with everyone in Issue 6 of this online magazine. You will also find Ilan Garibi’s diagrams to another star shaped geometric design on Origami-USA which is also easy to fold and has a few suggestions for variations.
It is an easy model to fold and you should be able to finish folding it without any problems. This model is a modular design requiring 6 sheets of paper and a little patience in interlocking them at the top to form the box like feature at the top.
It is suggested by the designer – Ilan Garibi – to use duo colored paper, in order to take advantage of the color changes involved. You can purchase such papers online from Kim’s Crane or from Nicolas Terry’s Origami-Shop. For the color changes, you would need one side of the paper be colored a different shade or a contrasting shade to the other side.
To fold this design, you can select papers of varying colors and combinations in a size preferably not less than 6 inches else it will become too difficult to fold and interlock. This design has 11 steps in all including assembly.
How to fold this model:
Ilan Garibi has created and shared the PDF diagrams to his design as well as an instructional video for it. This article on OrigamiUSA is publicly accessible so you should be able to access it and view the details. You can view the instructional video here: