Tutorial: Lucky Origami Nintendo Stars
Recently I had to have a late-night conference call for work. It went for two hours and ended at midnight. However, thanks to the wonders of hands-free kits I was able to do some geeky crafting at the same time, so it didn’t feel like much of my evening had been swallowed up by work stuff after all!
Itty bitty paper Nintendo Stars are really easy and quick to make, and the more you make of them the better they look. If you don’t know how to make these tiny origami stars, keep reading for a quick tutorial.
Step 1: Grab your cutting tools and some nice yellow paper (just regular copy paper will do) and cut a strip of paper along the short edge of the sheet. I cut my strips to 1 cm.
Step 2: Loosely tie a knot in your paper towards one end of the strip.
Step 3: Gently pull the paper tight (without crumpling) and flatten the knot.
Step 4: Tuck the short end of your strip back into the knot. If it’s quite long you can trim it back to about 1 cm so it tucks in neatly.
Step 5: You should have ended up with a pentagon shape at the end of your strip.
Step 6: Fold the rest of your strip around the pentagon, keeping the shape. When you reach the end of the strip tuck in the end in the same way you did before.
Step 7: This is the more tricky part. Take hold of the shape and pinch in around the corners, creating dimples in the edges of the pentagon. The shape will start to puff out, and your star’s points will start to form. Do this for all 5 points.
Step 8: Carefully draw black lines for your star’s eyes on your favourite side (or both), and you’re done! If you trim your paper to 1 cm strips you can make 29 stars from one sheet of A4 paper, which you can then store in a nice glass jar, string together to make a garland, or just scatter throughout your apartment, annoying your boyfriend.
For a bit more clarity, check out this YouTube vid of how its done: Origami Lucky Star.