Santa Claus, the beloved character for children at Christmas and for origami creators! I’ve featured a few Origami Santas in Origami Spirit before.
As I was playing with David Brill’s star box, presented on the previous post, it occurred to me to transform his star box into this Star Santa simply by adding a beard.
Some origami purists might cringe at the thought of using a drop of glue to make this origami Santa, but I was assured by some close friends that occasionally, and only occasionally, we might turn away from our purist origami selves, and indulge in the pursuit of creativity, and cuteness ;-)
“If you are able to set aside taboos regarding origami, such as those against cutting, painting and gluing, new horizons will begin to open in the origami heavens”
~Kunihiko Kasahara (In his book Extreme Origami)
So in this video tutorial I show what to add to the basic star to turn it into a Star Santa.
Tips and suggestions for making the origami Santa Star Box
- To make the Star Santa we need two pieces of paper:
– A white 3 x 3-inch (75 x 75 mm.) square for the beard.
– A red letter-size “silver rectangle” for the star.
- To prepare the paper for the star, use a standard US letter size (8.5 x 11 inch) piece of paper. Next, cut a 3/4 inch strip along the longer side and what you are left with -the larger piece, is called a silver rectangle.
- Alternatively, an unaltered A4 Standard European letter size is proportioned a silver rectangle and perfect for the origami star box.
- The finished Star box shows only one side of the paper. It’s not necessary to use paper of different color on each side.
- The sides at the opening of the star might want to come apart as the star is opened, which can be fixed with a tiny drop of glue.
- Make tiny lucky stars, add small white triangles for beards and you have tiny Santas to fill the big star.
- Fill the big one star box with chocolate mini-eggs • jelly beans • m&ms • dried beans or rice • beads • buttons • felt eggs • tiny pebbles • dried petals • dried lavender flowers • dried herbs • confetti.
The Star Santa is based on this pentagonal star.
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