Ever seen complicated modular origami swans, peacocks and baskets? If you've ever wondered how these things were made, well, here is the basic module that one needs to fold in order to make such things. I personally don't know if I'm up for folding 1,000 or so modules to make the large birds, but I have begun to explore making smaller decorative items that are more suited to my personal aesthetic, like these origami modular stars. Okay, I'll admit, I've seen a peacock that has caught my attention, but with all the other craft projects on my must-try list, I may just have to leave that up to someone else! And of course, you'll need some extra info to get started, which I've listed for you here below:
What Kind Of Paper To Use:
- Most modular origami artists use standard weight paper in A4 or letter size to make the modules. For my projects I used card stock, which only works for modules that are 8 to one A4 sized sheet.
- Yes, it is true, origami is usually made using origami paper, but origami paper sold as such is square, and this project requires rectangles.
What Size Is Each Module?
- Modular origami is made from rectangles made by evenly dividing an A4 or letter sized sheet of paper.
- Sheets can be divided into 8, 16, or 32 sections.
- Mini modular projects are made using the 32 per sheet size, while most projects are likely made using the 16 per sheet size.
- My origami modular stars were made using the 8 per sheet size as I personally don't have the patience to work with such small modules, though the smaller modules will likely produce shapes that are easier to work with as there are more joints.
That is it, enjoy!