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October 29, 2005

Puff Star

Puff Star
This fold took its inspiration from the little puffed stars we used to make by tying overhand knots in perf strips. (Remember perf strips?) Also, one night, I got to wondering, what happens if you make a bird base from a pentagon?

As it turned out, the model was much cooler when made from a decagon. Some purists eschew folds made from convex polygons other than squares. I am not one of them.

These look spiffing on a Christmas tree.

Want a CP? This one’s for 8½ × 11 and this one’s for A4. They were made to extend to the sides of the paper, so you’ll see a quarter inch or so missing. You can always shrink to fit in the print dialog.

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6 Responses to “Puff Star”

  1. 1
    LEONEL Says:

    Do you have the sequenced CP and photo diagram for the puff star? I would greatly appreciate it if you post it. By the way, your blog is wonderful! Thanks a lot for the info!

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    oschene Says:

    Try here.

  3. 3
    The Fitful Flog » Blog Archive » Puff Star, Redux Says:

    […] Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey writes in to say, “Hey, what’s the deal with the Puff Stars? How do I fold a Puff Star? Does CP stand for something? How will I know if I have folded a Puff […]

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    mawar Says:

    Hello Oschene, this is my first visit to your site and I’m glued to some of your works. I like Puff Star very much but couldn’t get the diagram. May I ask for it? I’m very new to origami as well; could you please tell me what CP stands for?

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    oschene Says:

    Crease pattern. Try clicking on the link in the comment above yours.

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    Mélanie Freynik Says:

    Hello,
    I succeed to finish the puff star but it is absolutly awfull. Could you give me more explanations and pictures to succeed to do well the other sides after the 19th picture because there is not. It is for my christmas tree.
    Thank you very much and sorry for my bad english (I am french).

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