Origami master Francis Ow -well known for his origami hearts, is an origami designer whose work goes far beyond origami heart models. He is also a prolific creator of geometric and modular origami.
One of Mr. Ow’s recent creations is the modular origami snowflake and its variations. He has shared diagrams for this snowflake here.
The basic module is simple and requires only a few steps, but assembly can be tricky.
To help those who might have a challenge interpreting origami diagrams, Mr. Ow asked me to share his modular snowflake in a video. I hope this video of the basic snowflake and two variations will help clarify the folding sequence.
This snowflake is made with six pieces of paper. Learning how to make the basic module and snowflake will open the door to making many other variations.
The module for this model can be made with square or rectangular pieces of paper.
Here are some origami snowflake variations
Cool Snowflake. The module for this is made with a rectangle of 2:1 proportions, featuring a fan on the outer end of each module. Video with instructions to make the cool snowflake.
Hearts Snowflake and Cool Snowflake Version 3 The module for these is made with a rectangle of 2:1 proportions. A border has been added to the Cool Snowflake in order to close up the raw edges of the fans and to make it smaller.
Rabbit Snowflake The module for this is made with a rectangle of 2:1 proportions. How cute is this? How about making it with dollar bills? Make the rabbit snowflake following this video.
Globe Variation This globe-like variation is Hans Werner-Guth’s ingenious idea. The module for this is made with a rectangle of 4:1 proportions. The same tab system was applied to both ends of the paper. Try experiment with rectangles of different proportions!
Francis Ow’s origami work can be admired on his ‘Owrigami’ Flickr Photostream. Thank you Mr. Ow for your generosity in sharing your fantastic creativity.