Hiccius Doccius (Design by Ilan Garibi)

Hiccius Doccius (Design by Ilan Garibi)
Hiccius Doccius (Design by Ilan Garibi)

This is a neat little model designed by Ilan Garibi and published in OrigamiUSA’s The Fold (Issue # 5 – July & August 2011).

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.

Hiccius Doccius (Design by Ilan Garibi)
Hiccius Doccius (Design by Ilan Garibi)

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:

2-Piece Origami Star (Traditional)

2 - piece Stars (Traditional)
2 - piece Stars (Traditional)

It is that time of the year once again where preparations start off for planning and installing the Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History (New York). The theme for this year’s Holday Tree is Discovery.

All members of the OrigamiUSA club/group were sent letters late September informing them of the Annual Gift tradition at the tree lighting ceremony of this Holiday Tree at the Natural history Museum. For this event, each of the attendees will be gifted a boxed origami as part of the event. The ‘gift’ is decided by the OrigamiUSA team who have chosen the 2-piece traditional origami star as this year’s piece.

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2-Piece Star (Traditional)

Instructions as well as sample paper and guidelines on folding this model were provided in the letter itself. These stars are really pretty and I, myself have not come across this model, before.

As part of my member contribution, I planned on folding 25 stars and sending it across to OrigamiUSA. I started on my project on Friday (1st Oct) and completed all 25, today, Sunday the 3rd of October. These stars are pretty easy to fold and each of them requires 2 sheets of paper measuring 3 inches (square). The paper can be both duo-colored or single side colored. The sheets I used are single side colored and have a variety of designs / patterns.

How to fold these stars:
I have recorded an instructional video on the folding process. I hope you find it easy to follow.