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How to Make an Origami X-Wing Fighter

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Fold your very own Star Wars X-Wing ship! Follow the instructions in the video above, or use the following step-by-step instructions to make an origami X-Wing fighter.


One square sheet of origami paper (the larger the sheet, the easier it will be to fold)


Step 1: Start with the color side up. Fold diagonally both ways. Unfold.

Step 2: Flip paper over. Fold in half side to side. Unfold.

Step 3: Fold in half, top to bottom.

Step 4: Squash fold both sides. (Hold top corners, and pull down and inward.)

Step 5: Pull up center crease.

Step 6: Your paper should now look like this.

Step 7: Fold and unfold right panel.

Step 8: Squash and flatten.

Step 9: Fold right panel to the left.

Step 10: Slightly open flap to the right and squash and flatten.

Step 11: Flip over.

Step 12: Repeat steps 7-10 on back two panels.

Step 13: Fold toward center. Unfold.

Step 14: Pull up on center and fold up as sides come in. Flatten.

Step 15: Repeat steps 13-14 on all four sides.

Step 16: On two opposing sides, fold down point as shown.

Step 17: On a side with point up, inside reverse fold the legs out to make two wings. Repeat on opposite side to make two more wings.

Step 18: Fold the right edge to the center. As you are folding the right edge, the bottom edges should fold together.

Step 19: You fold should look like this once flattened. Repeat step 18 on all sides.

Step 20: Once all sides are complete, take the right side and fold over to the left. Repeat on back.

Step 21: The bottom triangle flap should no longer have a split in the middle.

Step 22: Fold the bottom triangle flap up toward the middle. Repeat on back.

Step 23: Inside reverse fold the tips up. Repeat on the other side. You’ll have a total of four to complete.

Step 24: Fold the right panel over to the left. Repeat on other side.

Step 25: Your Star Wars X-Wing is complete!


Check out these photos of the completed X-Wing Fighter sent to us by Boys’ Life readers. If you have a photos of a BL Workshop project, please use the form below to send it to us.

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10 Comments on How to Make an Origami X-Wing Fighter

  1. Looperpooper // January 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm // Reply

    I agree with anonyomous it’s too fast

  2. The videos are way too fast to understand. They need to be slowed down.

  3. s u p e r h a r d


  5. wow it is relly hard

  6. I agree with the others, the “step by step” is almost completely unusable because it’s so freaking fast. This was a very frustrating project for my son and I to do give how many times we have to rewind and rewatch each step over and over again. Slow it down to 1/4 of the original speed and it might be usable.

  7. It’s total fast i’m stuck on number 18.

  8. If you are going to make a video or even a step by step with pictures you have to slow it down because I am a Boy Scout and I am still having trouble making it and I really was looking forward to making it. Imagine a Cub Scout trying to make it they will be a lot more confused looking at a paper or a fast screen where they can’t tell what to do.

  9. NicknamePerson // December 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm // Reply

    I could not go past the 7th step.

  10. marshmallow man // November 29, 2017 at 4:19 pm // Reply

    You could play the video a bit slower, otherwise it was fun!!!!

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