Single-Sheet Stars


Models of this type are also automatically listed in: abstract, geometric, single-sheet, star, symbol

Single-sheet models whose main subjects include abstract star symbols.

This page lists models of a single type. You might be interested in folding instructions instead.
Hex Twist Star (CFW 114)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 114)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto is only mentioned in textual form: there isn’t even a picture in Fujimoto’s books. It consists of the molecule of Hemp Leaf (CFW ...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 123)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 123)

This star is like Petals (CFW 85) but with more paper around the tessellation molecule.

Star with Hexagonal Patch

Star with Hexagonal Patch

A simple star with color change. I derived it from Shuzo Fujimoto’s Star CFW 367 by folding from a hexagon rather than a triangle and opening up the back to ...

Fractalized CFW 85 (consistent fold direction)

Fractalized CFW 85 (consistent fold direction)

I developed Shuzo Fujimoto’s design, Petals (CFW 85) into a fractal. I don’t have direct proof if Fujimoto was aware of this possibility, but I think it’s li...

Fractalized CFW 85 (alternating fold direction)

Fractalized CFW 85 (alternating fold direction)

I developed Shuzo Fujimoto’s design, Petals (CFW 85) into a fractal. I don’t have direct proof if Fujimoto was aware of this possibility, but I think it’s li...

Window Star

Window Star

I designed this simple star specifically in order to fold it from a unique sheet of paper I got from John Gerard paperworks. It is hand-made paper with a wat...

Star a la Fujimoto II

Star a la Fujimoto II

Another model using my Color-Wrap Rays technique together with Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87) molecule.

Hex Twist Star (CFW 92)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 92)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto is one of his simple hex twist modifications that are also used as building blocks of his more complex designs. I find this one v...

Handle with Scissors (CFW 136)

Handle with Scissors (CFW 136)

Another star by Shuzo Fujimoto which is not even depicted in his books, just mentioned in text. It uses rays from Handle (CFW 133), but the tessellation mole...

Windmill (CFW 84)

Windmill (CFW 84)

This is probably the simplest among Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars derived from decorated hex twists. Fujimoto usually listed it as the first decorated variant, righ...

Hemp Leaf (CFW 88)

Hemp Leaf (CFW 88)

Another simple modification of a hex twist by Shuzo Fujimoto. When used as a tessellation molecule, this design has later been rediscovered by multiple peopl...

Gear (CFW 179) (hexagonal)

Gear (CFW 179) (hexagonal)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto has flat-capped teeth rather than sharp rays. Back side has a color change. It is possible to fold this design from a hexagon (as...

Cookie Cutter

Cookie Cutter

This simple model looks like a cookie cutter, and if made with some stiff enough material (thick metal foil perhaps), could probably actually be used as one....

Handle with Thorn (CFW 135)

Handle with Thorn (CFW 135)

This star uses the same rays as Handle (CFW 133), but the tessellation molecule in the center is that of Thorn (CFW 86).

Star with Unicursal Hexagram

Star with Unicursal Hexagram

This star is decorated with a molecule of my Unicursal Hexagram Tessellation. The color-change rays are the same as in Star a la Fujimoto.

Petals (CFW 85)

Petals (CFW 85)

This super-simple star by Shuzo Fujimoto still looks great when folded from nice paper, in this case red Kouzo-Bokashi Four Seasons washi. This is one of Fuj...

Handle with Hemp Leaf (CFW 137)

Handle with Hemp Leaf (CFW 137)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto uses the same rays as his Handle (CFW 133) but the tessellation molecule is that of Hemp Leaf (CFW 88), same as independently cre...

Frog Star

Frog Star

The outline of this star is made using the same technique as various Star a la Fujimoto variants. The decoration in the center is a tessellation molecule tha...

Scissors (CFW 87) from Woodstock Paper

Scissors (CFW 87) from Woodstock Paper

A better fold of Shuzo Fujimoto’s star Scissors (CFW 87), from a larger sheet. Front and back have the same outline, but the number and arrangement of paper ...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 106)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 106)

This star consists of a CFW 91 molecule folded in the center of a hexagon with 6×6×6 grid, giving it additional rays around the molecule. This work is folded...

Mountain Hut Star

Mountain Hut Star

I designed this star in July 2022 while resting at the Stóg Izerski mountain hut, hence the name. Originally, I used a napkin for folding, so this star is fo...

Mountain Hut Star (Hexagonal)

Mountain Hut Star (Hexagonal)

This design is the hexagonal analogue of Mountain Hut Star. The back side, which in the version from square is not very interesting and mostly about just hid...

Fractalized CFW 91

Fractalized CFW 91

I found out that Shuzo Fujimoto’s molecule used in his CFW 91 star, can be changed into a fractal. By pulling some paper outside in the center, you can get a...

Star with Color Change (CFW 171)

Star with Color Change (CFW 171)

This star looks similar to Daffodil (CFW 100) but incorporates a color change created by folding the corners of the hexagon inside as the initial step.

Star with Color Change (CFW 132)

Star with Color Change (CFW 132)

This is a simple star that incorporates a color change on the rays. It appears as an intermediate folding steps during the folding of Handle (CFW 133) and re...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 93)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 93)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s basic stars which consists of just a single tessellation molecule without any additional paper around it. As with some other models i...

Thorn (CFW 86)

Thorn (CFW 86)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s basic stars that consist just of a tessellation molecule with no extra paper around it, and can become more complex stars when decora...

Daffodil Variant B (CFW 409)

Daffodil Variant B (CFW 409)

While called Daffodil Variant B, this design is actually a variant of Daffodil Variant A (CFW 101) rather than a variant of Daffodil (CFW 100). This is becau...

Lily

Lily

This model is derived from my Star a la Fujimoto variants, which can be seen on the petals. I think for this model three-dimensional shaping with curled pet...

Zinnia (CFW 196)

Zinnia (CFW 196)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto exhibits hexagonal symmetry and a color change. Basic Zinnia is CFW 196 while CFW 187 is a variant with differently shaped petals...

Star a la Fujimoto III (variant B)

Star a la Fujimoto III (variant B)

In this variant, the rays are layered “one on top of the other” rather than “every other one in a different layer”. This changes the appearance of the front ...

Star with Color Change (CFW 169)

Star with Color Change (CFW 169)

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, has an unusual symmetry, and an interesting color change. Folded from a small hexagon of Washi Deluxe, a duo-color, wr...

Snowflake (CFW 121)

Snowflake (CFW 121)

This elegant star of hexagonal symmetry looks best in back light or when folded from thin, semi-transparent paper. Designed by Shuzo Fujimoto.

Katniss (CFW 177)

Katniss (CFW 177)

This design by Shuzo Fujimoto represents a katniss flower (Japanese: おもだか, omodaka, also known as arrowhead in English). It falls somewhere halfway between a...

Double Star

Double Star

The inspiration for this design came to me from viewing the back side of Star a la Fujimoto III. Later, I found out that Andrey Hechuev earlier designed a te...

Handle (CFW 133)

Handle (CFW 133)

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, has untypically shaped rays which make it look like the handle of an old tap. CFW 174 is a minor variant of CFW 133.

Hex Twist Star (CFW 110)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 110)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto combines a central molecule taken from CFW 56 Tessellation (or Windmill, CFW 84) with sharpened rays which mimic a very similar p...

Star a la Fujimoto III

Star a la Fujimoto III

This model belongs to a series inspired by the work of Shuzo Fujimoto. The outer edge is made with a general technique I devised that can be combined with di...

Scissors Fractal

Scissors Fractal

This is a recursive version of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). I wanted to call it Biohazard Fractal since it resembles the biohazard symbol, but later d...

Scissors Fractal (alternating rotation)

Scissors Fractal (alternating rotation)

This is another fold of Scissors Fractal, a recursive model I derived from Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). In this fold, the direction each level rotates...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 120)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 120)

This star is one of my favorite designs by Shuzo Fujimoto. Both sides look almost exactly the same apart from the side I call front being a bit thicker than ...

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Shuzo Fujimoto’s star with twelve rays, folded from a hexagon. See Maple Leaf (CFW 149) for a counterpart folded from a square and a list of variants made fr...

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is based on a square twist and has eight rays. Its hexagonal twist counterpart (with twelve rays) is Chrysanthemum (CF...

Hexagonal Star (CFW 143)

Hexagonal Star (CFW 143)

A characteristic feature of this star are “slits” (of course, folded rather than cut) which separate rays from one another and make the center of the star ve...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 91)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 91)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto has a decoration made from six radially aligned petal folds in the center. After minor modification, it can be tessellated (I’m n...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 103)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 103)

This star by Fujimoto is basically the same thing as CFW 87 but folded from a 6×6×6 grid, which results in more paper around the central molecule and a diffe...

Chrysanthemum Medal (CFW 176)

Chrysanthemum Medal (CFW 176)

This star based on a hex twist and designed by Shuzo Fujimoto has double the normal number of rays. It can be fitted with an additional “ribbon” (made from a...

Seal of a Secret Society

Seal of a Secret Society

I came up with this design due to folding lots of stars by Shuzo Fujimoto recently. Since this is not the first time new ideas pop up based on his works (thi...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 122)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 122)

A star by Shuzo Fujimoto. The front looks as if woven from mutually intersecting triangles while the back is rather plain. A very similar model, CFW 120 loo...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 104)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 104)

This star by Fujimoto is broadly speaking a level-2 Lucky Star Fractal folded from a slightly smaller hexagon so that there is less paper available on the ba...

Triangle Twist Star (CFW 147)

Triangle Twist Star (CFW 147)

A very simple star designed by Shuzo Fujimoto. Folded from an equilateral triangle, but the star itself has hexagonal symmetry. This models seems to have al...

Windmill from Square (CFW 81)

Windmill from Square (CFW 81)

One of the simplest among Fujimoto’s stars. This design is folded from a square, but only a hexagonal part of it is used (this technique is CFW 414). CFW 84 ...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 105)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 105)

This star would have been simple to fold were it not for the final folds that create the small hexagon in the center. These folds on each side should be perf...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

This star is as simple as it gets — literally just a single rearranged hex twist made on a hexagon of the right size relative to the twist’s central hexagon.

Scissors (CFW 87)

Scissors (CFW 87)

This star is folded from a hexagon but has triaxial symmetry which reminds me of the biohazard symbol. Compare with CFW 103.

Square Twist Star (CFW 150)

Square Twist Star (CFW 150)

A star from square twist that uses a similar technique as the Dahlia for shaping the petals. It can be seen as a single molecule of Propellers Tessellation (...

Dahlia (CFW 144)

Dahlia (CFW 144)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s many stars. Folded from a hexagon, but the number of rays is twelve. There is a design from a square (CFW 150) that uses a similar te...

Daffodil (CFW 100)

Daffodil (CFW 100)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars, based on a hex twist whose central hexagon has a side length equal to ⅓ of the hexagonal sheet’s edge.

Daffodil Variant A (CFW 101)

Daffodil Variant A (CFW 101)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars, based on a hex twist whose central hexagon has a side length equal to ⅓ of the hexagonal sheet’s edge. Folded from uncoated Kr...

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Ten level-3 Lucky Star Fractals, folded from metallic paper in different colors. This is just a small subset of how many times I have folded this model over ...

Box with Color-Change Star (Hexagonal)

Box with Color-Change Star (Hexagonal)

The technique used for this hexagonal box can be used for other polygons as well, resulting in boxes with a different number of sides. However, the minimum n...

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

This model is a variant of the Lucky Star Fractal (aka Logarithmic Star), designed by myself and independently by many others before me, starting with Shuzo ...

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

A level-3 fold of Lucky Star Fractal, this time from gray metallic paper. I rarely fold a model multiple times, but this particular model is so nice I have f...

Lucky Star Fractal

Lucky Star Fractal

This is a recursive version of the Lucky Star molecule. Just like the non-recursive version, it can be tessellated or used for decorating a box. The back of ...

Twirl Bowl

Twirl Bowl

This hexagonal dish is created as an intermediate step while collapsing my Sunk Star Box.

Sunk Star Boxes (two enantiomers)

Sunk Star Boxes (two enantiomers)

Two folds of my Sunk Star Box with different twisting directions, side by side. Wherever there’s a twist in origami, we get two possible versions of the fold...

Sunk Star Box (Hexagonal)

Sunk Star Box (Hexagonal)

The star in the center of this box is a kind of twist which does not lie flat and therefore can form a box but not a tessellation. This model is a part of a ...

Sunk Star Box (Square)

Sunk Star Box (Square)

The star in the center of this box is a kind of twist which does not lie flat and therefore can form a box but not a tessellation. This model started a serie...

Kropka Star

Kropka Star

Kropka Star, designed by Natalia Guzowska. I had the pleasure of test folding this model from soon-to-be-published diagrams. Paper with hexagonal symmetry pa...

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

This seven-sided star shape can be used as one half of a two-piece box or alone as an ornament. This heptagonal star design is based around my Chevron Corrug...

Octagonal Star

Octagonal Star

Own design, inspired by Meenakshi Mukerji’s Wondrous one sheet origami. Folded from a square, but you can trim it down to an octagon if you accept cutting th...