Star Puff (Ralf Konrad)

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Star Puff (Ralf Konrad)

I was really intrigued by this model, because of its 3-d finish. Apart from having seen faces and such formed from tessellations, I had really associated tessellations with being essentially flat. Another surprise was that you first have to fold spread hexagons, and that model then very easily transforms into the star puff.

Paper: 19.5cm square of transparent paper
Model: 4.1cm x 12.2cm x 0.8cm


what grid was this put on?

what grid was this put on?

A 32-division grid.

A 32-division grid.

-- Sara

just one more question:where

just one more question:where do you put the first triangle twist(for the center)

Check the instructional video

Try watching the video to see how to place the triangle twists:

-- Sara


Please make a video on this tessellation.

Looking into it

I contacted Ralf Konrad recently, and am waiting for his reply. If he gives me permission, this might be one of the next models I'll make a video on.

-- Sara


where do you get those paper?

British Origami Society

I bought this paper from the BOS store:

-- Sara

must have taken a loooooot

must have taken a loooooot of patience...


A small little comment you missed Sara. Actually first you have to make the spread hexagon tessellation, then you squash down each hexagon point into a triangle(since three pleats meet at one point) and keep doing that until you get the pattern in your picture. Other than that, great job! I've made mine when I was riding a bus to a camp. I found the instructions on the origami forum.


hi would you mind posting a link of the instructions?


I don't think there are online instructions to this model, but it's quite simple. Fold a triangle grid, then make 6 adjoining triangle twists. They will form a hexagon that is made up of 6 triangles. Then fold each triangle in half, thus exposing a hexagon on a single layer (i.e. no edges on top). You can then make that hexagon 3D by pushing in the sides, thus forming one star. Make as many stars as you like.

-- Sara