How to Make an Origami Octahedron

A simple origami form.

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How to Make an Origami Octahedron
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This is the finished product

This is the finished product

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Start with the paper like this

Start with the paper like this

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Fold it vertically across the middle

Fold it vertically across the middle

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Open it back up

Open it back up

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Fold it down the horizontal middle

Fold it down the horizontal middle

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Open back up

Open back up

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Fold the top left corner down to the bottom right

Fold the top left corner down to the bottom right

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Open back up and do the same with the other corner

Open back up and do the same with the other corner

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Open it up again, then take in the sides towards the middle

Open it up again, then take in the sides towards the middle

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Press down to form a triangle. This is the base, so make 6 of these

Press down to form a triangle. This is the base, so make 6 of these

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The process of making the module is points and pockets. A point goes into a pocket, so put one tip into another base's pocket

The process of making the module is points and pockets. A point goes into a pocket, so put one tip into another base's pocket

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They come together like so

They come together like so

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Add another base onto two points. They should alternate, so if one side is a point, the other should be a pocket

Add another base onto two points. They should alternate, so if one side is a point, the other should be a pocket

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Repeat the process with all of the other bases

Repeat the process with all of the other bases

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Here you can see how the points and pockets alternate

Here you can see how the points and pockets alternate

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Now you have a fully formed origami octahedron!

Now you have a fully formed origami octahedron!

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6 Origami paper 
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