# Pentagon from a Square: Instructions

Folder:
Adams, Sara
Difficulty Level:
Simple
Model type:
Basic techniques
Paper ratio:
Square

## Comments

### Decagon too?

Can't you also make a decagon the same way, only cutting it at a different angle?

### How to cut a decagon

Sure. One way to get a decagon is to fold just like for the pentagon. Then, before cutting, fold the angle in half one more time. Then again cut along the edge of top-most layer again.

-- Sara

### folding a decagon

i would like to fold a decagon.......Mobins

### wow. how about octagon?

I didn't knew pentagon was possible.
can you do octagon to?
p.s.- by the way, when will Llopio thingie come out?

### How to cut an octagon

Check http://www.happyfold... for instructions on how to cut an octagon.
As to Llopio's Moment of Truth - it will have to wait until I have a bit more time on my hands, I fear. :(

-- Sara

### largest pentagon

i loved this method to get a pentagon out of a square. do you know if this is the largest pentagon possible? just curious...
thanks

### Origami pentagon from a square

Hi Sara, I'm writing a little origami book for Scouts. It includes a method for folding a pentagon from a square, but your method is much better! Can you tell me whose method this is please? I would like to include it in my book, so I would like to mention the discoverer/author, and also ask their permission if possible.

### Thanks

Thanks for this video, Sara!
I've been in love with a lilly made from a pentagon and have been folding it for several years now, but I work with all kinds of papers/recycled, etc, and it's been so hard to create the pentagon each time. This is so easy and simple. (I found it here: http://anu-origami.b..., but couldn't thank them for linking to you without signing up).
Thanks for your great site!
T.

### pentagon from square

Hi Sara
Thanks for this short and crisp video.
As a child I had learnt this but forgotten. Your video helped immensely.
And I really liked the way you explained the fifths!
Thanks
Aarti Srivastav