How To Fold an Origami Pentagon

 

This is a handy shape to know how to fold, and I use this shape as the base for making 5-pointed origami stars, so after you have made this pentagon, please follow this link to be guided though how to make the origami stars: http://www.inthekitchenwithmum.com/2015/01/how-to-fold-origami-5-pointed-stars/

 

For reference:

For the following pentagon example I used a square of paper measuring 152 x 152mm, or 6” x 6”, which made a finished pentagon size of 142mm (measuring from the top of a point to the flat base).

 

HOW TO: FOLD AN ORIGAMI PENTAGON

The key to my hand-drawn markings in the photos is:

  • dash-dash-dash lines mean a fold line;
  • the arrows point to the direction of the fold.
  • The asterisk marks are where two points meet up in a fold.

 

First fold the square of paper in half:

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So it looks like this:

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Fold the bottom left corner upwards.

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So it looks like this. Then unfold.

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Fold the top left corner downwards.

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So it looks like this. Then unfold.

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Fold the bottom right corner to the left so it matches with the centre of the ‘x’ shaped creases you have already folded.

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Fold the corner that is in the centre of the ‘x’ crease to the right.

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So it looks like this:

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Fold the bottom edge so it aligns with the edge of the fold you made previously:

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It will look like this:

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Turn the paper over, and fold along this line so the left edge aligns with the right edge:

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It will look like this:

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The paper edge marked with black pen is where you cut along:

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Unfold the remaining triangle shape, and you will have a pentagon.

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To continue on and make the origami 5-pointed stars, follow the link here: http://www.inthekitchenwithmum.com/2015/01/how-to-fold-origami-5-pointed-stars/

 

 

 

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  2. […] I really love the look of the 5-pointed origami star and I have made these so many times I can make these with no instructions at all.  The base shape to start with is a pentagon, which is folded and unfolded many times to create the final star – follow the links for instructions on how to make the pentagon shape here: http://www.inthekitchenwithmum.com/2015/01/how-to-fold-an-origami-pentagon/ […]

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