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Learn Origami with Star Wars: A Guide by Chris Alexander


Star Wars Origami: A Fun and Creative Way to Fold Your Favorite Characters and Spaceships




If you are a fan of Star Wars, you probably have some merchandise or memorabilia related to the epic saga. Maybe you have a lightsaber, a poster, a T-shirt, or a LEGO set. But have you ever thought of making your own Star Wars models out of paper?




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That's right, paper. With origami, the ancient art of paper folding, you can create amazing replicas of your favorite Star Wars characters and spaceships. And you don't need any special skills or tools, just some paper and your hands.


In this article, we will introduce you to Star Wars Origami, a book by Chris Alexander that contains 36 amazing paper-folding projects from a galaxy far, far away. We will also show you how to get started with Star Wars Origami, how to fold some of the most iconic models, and how to enjoy this fun and creative hobby.


Introduction




What is Star Wars Origami?




Star Wars Origami is a book by Chris Alexander that teaches you how to fold 36 different models from the Star Wars universe. The book was published in 2012 by Workman Publishing and has been a bestseller among Star Wars fans and origami enthusiasts.


The book contains instructions for folding characters such as Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, Chewbacca, and more. It also includes instructions for folding spaceships such as the X-wing, the TIE fighter, the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and more.


The book is divided into two parts: The Basics and The Projects. The Basics section explains the basic origami techniques and symbols that you need to know before folding any model. The Projects section contains the step-by-step diagrams and instructions for each model.


The book also comes with 72 sheets of specially designed origami paper that feature authentic Star Wars artwork. You can use these sheets to fold the models or use your own paper if you prefer.


Who is Chris Alexander?




Chris Alexander is the author of Star Wars Origami and a lifelong fan of Star Wars and origami. He started folding paper when he was four years old and has been fascinated by both art forms ever since.


Chris is also a professional musician, composer, and music teacher. He has performed with various orchestras and bands around the world. He also writes music for films, TV shows, video games, and commercials.


Chris combines his passion for music and origami by creating origami models inspired by musical instruments and notes. He also teaches origami workshops at schools, libraries, museums, and conventions.


Chris lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. He enjoys sharing his love of Star Wars and origami with his family and friends.


What are the benefits of Star Wars Origami?




Star Wars Origami is not only a fun and entertaining hobby, but also a beneficial one. Here are some of the benefits of Star Wars Origami:



  • It improves your hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness.



  • It enhances your creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills.



  • It reduces your stress, anxiety, and boredom.



  • It boosts your self-esteem, confidence, and satisfaction.



  • It fosters your appreciation for art, culture, and nature.



  • It connects you with other Star Wars fans and origami lovers.



Star Wars Origami is a great way to express yourself, have fun, and learn something new. It is also a great way to celebrate your fandom and show your love for Star Wars.


How to Get Started with Star Wars Origami




What do you need for Star Wars Origami?




The only thing you really need for Star Wars Origami is paper. You can use any kind of paper you like, as long as it is thin, flexible, and square. You can use origami paper, printer paper, wrapping paper, or even recycled paper.


However, if you want to make your models look more authentic and colorful, you can use the origami paper that comes with the book. The paper has different colors and patterns on each side, which makes the models more realistic and attractive.


You don't need any other tools or materials for Star Wars Origami, but you may find some of them helpful. For example, you may want to use a ruler, a pencil, a scissors, or a bone folder to help you measure, mark, cut, or crease the paper. You may also want to use some glue or tape to secure some of the models that don't hold together well.


How to download the PDF file of Star Wars Origami by Chris Alexander




If you don't have a physical copy of the book, you can download the PDF file of Star Wars Origami by Chris Alexander from the Internet Archive. The Internet Archive is a non-profit library that offers free access to millions of books, movies, music, and more.


To download the PDF file of Star Wars Origami by Chris Alexander from the Internet Archive, follow these steps:



  • Go to https://archive.org/details/starwarsorigami30000alex_y0r0.



  • Click on the PDF icon on the right side of the screen.



  • Select "Download" from the drop-down menu.



  • Save the file to your computer or device.



  • Open the file with a PDF reader program or app.



You can also view the PDF file online without downloading it. Just click on the PDF icon and select "Full Text" from the drop-down menu. You can then scroll through the pages and zoom in or out as needed.


How to print and cut the origami paper




If you want to use the origami paper that comes with the book, you need to print and cut it first. The origami paper is located at the end of the PDF file. There are 72 sheets of origami paper in total, each with a different design.


To print and cut the origami paper, follow these steps:



  • Make sure your printer is set to print in color and on both sides of the paper.



  • Select the pages that contain the origami paper (pages 261-332) and print them.



  • Cut out each sheet of origami paper along the dotted lines using a scissors or a paper cutter.



  • Fold each sheet of origami paper in half diagonally and unfold it. This will create a crease that marks the center of the paper.



You can now use the origami paper to fold your Star Wars models. Make sure you follow the instructions in the book carefully and use the right side of the paper for each step.


How to Fold Star Wars Origami




Basic origami techniques and symbols




Before you start folding any Star Wars model, you need to learn some basic origami techniques and symbols. These will help you understand how to follow the diagrams and instructions in the book.


The basic origami techniques are:



  • Folding: This is when you bend a part of the paper over another part. There are different types of folds such as valley folds (when you fold down), mountain folds (when you fold up), inside reverse folds (when you fold inside), outside reverse folds (when you fold outside), and squash folds (when you flatten a pocket).



  • Unfolding: This is when you undo a fold or a series of folds. This can help you make new creases or shape the paper.



  • Rotating: This is when you turn the paper around. This can help you see the paper from a different angle or orientation.



  • Flipping: This is when you turn the paper over. This can help you change the color or the direction of the paper.



  • Sinking: This is when you push a point or an edge into the paper. This can help you create new flaps or corners.



  • Pleating: This is when you make multiple folds in the same direction. This can help you create ridges or patterns.



The basic origami symbols are:



SymbolMeaning


Valley fold


- - -Mountain fold


Inside reverse fold


Outside reverse fold


Squash fold


Rotate clockwise


Rotate counterclockwise


Flip over


Sink


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Pleat




You can find more details and examples of these techniques and symbols in the book, in the Basics section.


How to fold a Jedi Starfighter




A Jedi Starfighter is a small and agile spacecraft used by the Jedi Knights in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It has a triangular shape and two wing-like appendages that can fold in or out. Here are the steps to fold a Jedi Starfighter:



  • Start with a square sheet of origami paper, color side down. Fold it in half diagonally and unfold it. Then fold it in half diagonally the other way and unfold it.



  • Fold the top corner down to the center of the paper. Then fold the bottom corner up to meet the top corner.



  • Fold the left and right corners to the center of the paper, forming a kite shape.



  • Fold the top flap down along the horizontal crease. Then unfold it and open it up.



  • Squash fold the flap along the existing creases, forming a triangle.



  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the bottom flap.



  • Fold the top flap up along the horizontal crease. Then unfold it and open it up.



  • Squash fold the flap along the existing creases, forming a triangle.



  • Repeat steps 7 and 8 on the bottom flap.



  • Fold the left and right edges of the top flap to meet at the center line. Then unfold them.



  • Fold the top corner of the flap down along the creases made in step 10.



  • Fold the left and right edges of the flap to the center line again, tucking the top corner inside.



  • Repeat steps 10 to 12 on the bottom flap.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 10 to 13 on the other side.



  • Fold the left and right corners of the top flap to the center line, forming a small triangle.



  • Repeat step 15 on the bottom flap.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 15 and 16 on the other side.



  • Fold the top flap down along the horizontal crease. Then unfold it and open it up.



  • Sink fold the flap along the existing creases, forming a small square.



  • Repeat steps 18 and 19 on the bottom flap.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 18 to 20 on the other side.



  • Fold the left and right corners of the top flap to meet at the center line. Then unfold them.



  • Fold the top corner of the flap down along the creases made in step 22.



  • Fold the left and right edges of the flap to the center line again, tucking the top corner inside.



  • Repeat steps 22 to 24 on the bottom flap.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 22 to 25 on the other side.



  • Fold the left and right corners of each flap to meet at the center line, forming a small triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Fold each flap up along the creases made in step 27, forming a wing-like appendage. You can adjust the angle of each wing as you like.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 27 and 28 on the other side.



You have completed your Jedi Starfighter. You can fold or unfold the wings as you wish. You can also add some details with a pen or a marker if you like.


How to fold a Millennium Falcon




A Millennium Falcon is a large and iconic spacecraft used by Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Star Wars original trilogy. It has a round shape with a cockpit on one side and two engines on the back. Here are the steps to fold a Millennium Falcon:



  • Start with a square sheet of origami paper, color side down. Fold it in half horizontally and unfold it. Then fold it in half vertically and unfold it.



  • Fold each corner to meet at the center of the paper, forming a smaller square.



  • Fold each corner of the smaller square to meet at the center of the paper again, forming an even smaller square.



  • Unfold each corner of the smaller square, forming four flaps.



  • Fold each flap up along its diagonal crease, forming four triangles.



  • Fold each triangle down along its horizontal crease, forming four smaller triangles.



  • Fold each smaller triangle up along its diagonal crease, forming four flaps again.



  • Fold each flap down along its horizontal crease, forming four triangles again.



  • Unfold each triangle, forming four flaps again.



  • Fold each flap up along its diagonal crease, forming four triangles again. This time, tuck each triangle under its adjacent flap, forming a smooth surface.



  • Flip the paper over. You should see a small square in the center of the paper with four corners sticking out.



  • Fold each corner to meet at the center of the paper, forming a smaller square.



  • Fold each corner of the smaller square to meet at the center of the paper again, forming an even smaller square.



  • Unfold each corner of the smaller square, forming four flaps.



  • Fold each flap up along its diagonal crease, forming four triangles.



  • Fold each triangle down along its horizontal crease, forming four smaller triangles.



  • Fold each smaller triangle up along its diagonal crease, forming four flaps again.



  • Fold each flap down along its horizontal crease, forming four triangles again.



  • Unfold each triangle, forming four flaps again.



  • Fold each flap up along its diagonal crease, forming four triangles again. This time, tuck each triangle under its adjacent flap, forming a smooth surface.



  • Flip the paper over. You should see a small square in the center of the paper with four corners sticking out.



  • Fold each corner to meet at the center of the paper, forming a smaller square.



  • Unfold each corner of the smaller square, forming four flaps.



  • Fold each flap up along its diagonal crease, forming four triangles.



  • Fold each triangle down along its horizontal crease, forming four smaller triangles.



  • Fold each smaller triangle up along its diagonal crease, forming four flaps again.



  • Fold each flap down along its horizontal crease, forming four triangles again.



  • Unfold each triangle, forming four flaps again.



  • Fold each flap up along its diagonal crease, forming four triangles again. This time, tuck each triangle under its adjacent flap, forming a smooth surface.



  • Flip the paper over. You should see a round shape with a cockpit on one side and two engines on the back.



You have completed your Millennium Falcon. You can add some details with a pen or a marker if you like.


How to fold a Yoda




A Yoda is a wise and powerful Jedi Master who trained Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars original trilogy. He has a green skin, pointy ears, and a brown robe. Here are the steps to fold a Yoda:



  • Start with a square sheet of origami paper, color side down. Fold it in half horizontally and unfold it. Then fold it in half vertically and unfold it.



  • Fold the top corner down to meet the center of the paper. Then fold the bottom corner up to meet the top corner.



  • Fold the left and right corners to meet at the center of the paper, forming a kite shape.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat step 3 on the other side.



  • Fold the top flap down along the horizontal crease. Then unfold it and open it up.



  • Squash fold the flap along the existing creases, forming a triangle.



  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the bottom flap.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 5 to 7 on the other side.



  • Fold the left and right edges of the top flap to meet at the center line. Then unfold them.



  • Fold the top corner of the flap down along the creases made in step 9.



  • Fold the left and right edges of the flap to the center line again, tucking the top corner inside.



  • Repeat steps 9 to 11 on the bottom flap.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 9 to 12 on the other side.



  • Fold both layers of the left flap to meet at the center line. Then unfold them.



  • Fold the top corner of each flap down along the creases made in step 14.



  • Fold the left and right edges of each flap to the center line again, tucking the top corner inside.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 14 to 16 on the other side.



  • Fold the left and right corners of each flap to meet at the center line, forming a small triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Fold each flap up along the creases made in step 17, forming an ear-like appendage. You can adjust the angle of each ear as you like.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 17 and 18 on the other side.



  • Fold the top flap down along the horizontal crease. Then unfold it and open it up.



  • Sink fold the flap along the existing creases, forming a small square.



  • Repeat steps 20 and 21 on the bottom flap.



  • Flip the paper over and repeat steps 20 to 22 on the other side.



  • Fold each corner of the top flap to meet at the center line, forming a small triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Fold each corner of the bottom flap to meet at the center line, forming a small triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Fold each corner of each flap to meet at its adjacent crease, forming a smaller triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Fold each flap up along its diagonal crease, forming a triangle. Then unfold it and open it up.



  • Squash fold each flap along the existing creases, forming a diamond shape.



  • Repeat steps 25 to 27 on all four flaps.



  • Fold each corner of each diamond shape to meet at its adjacent crease, forming a smaller triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Fold each corner of each diamond shape to meet at its opposite crease, forming a smaller triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Fold each corner of each diamond shape to meet at its center point, forming a smaller triangle. Then unfold them.



  • Open up each diamond shape and squash fold it along the existing creases, forming a square shape with four flaps on each side.



  • Repeat steps 28 to 31 on all four diamond shapes.



  • Fold each flap of each square shape down along its horizontal crease, forming a smaller square shape with two flaps on each side.



  • Repeat step 33 on all four square shapes.



  • Fold one flap of one square shape up along its diagonal crease, forming a triangle. Then fold it down along its horizontal crease, tucking it inside. This will form one arm of Yoda.



  • Repeat step 34 on another flap of the same square shape. This will form another arm of Yoda.



  • Repeat steps 34 and 35 on another square shape on the opposite side. This will form two more arms of Yoda.



  • Fold one flap of one square shape up along its diagonal crease, forming a triangle. Then fold it down along its horizontal crease, tucking it inside. This will form one leg of Yoda.



  • Repeat step 37 on another flap of the same square shape. This will form another leg of Yoda.



  • Repeat steps 37 and 38 on another square shape on the opposite side. This will form two more legs of Yoda.



  • Fold one flap of one square shape up along its diagonal crease, forming a triangle. Then fold it down along its horizontal crease, tucking it inside. This will form one part of Yoda's robe.



Repeat step 40 on another flap of the


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