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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!


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

  1. DipperPinesOmegaPenguin78 // May 9, 2020 at 2:08 pm // Reply

    I only could do steps 1 thru 3. I’ve never even done a squash fold!

  2. The only thing that I would like // May 6, 2020 at 11:00 am // Reply

    I think it is easy if you have done origami before. If you haven’t done origami before, it Is not for you.

  3. Greanjetpack123 // March 28, 2020 at 10:27 am // Reply

    Not sure I did it right.😂but it worked!!!!!

  4. i get stuck on step 11 when there’s 15 more

  5. dillpickle // March 24, 2020 at 9:00 am // Reply

    its easy i did 10

  6. fcucfufif 2 // March 23, 2020 at 6:08 am // Reply

    it is sooooo hard.

  7. I dont know how to do it

  8. too good to be true. I looked forward to making, but after much confusion [because it went too fast] it did not work

  9. Way to fast

  10. it is to fast and make more star wars plz

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