Thursday, April 4, 2013

Origami Star Wars: How To Fold R2-D2 and C3-P0

Alright, so these projects are really easy. You just make a couple of simple folds, doodle on your creation a bit, and ta-da! It's R2-D2 or C3-P0! These instructions are from "ART2-D2's Guide To Folding And Doodling" by Tom Angleberger. You may have heard of him. He is author of "The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda" series. I know, these books are for kids, but I got it anyway, cause it teaches you how to draw to! And I stink at drawing! :) Here are the instructions! Please know that these projects need to be doodled on to actually look like the characters! Note: In the book, the call R2-D2 ART2-D2! :)

ART2-D2 And C3-P0 Folding Instructions

1. Start with a regular piece of printer paper. Fold it in half both ways, and cut on those lines. Take two of the mini rectangles you have just made. This is the paper you're going to be using.

2. Get a rectangle, and lay it so that it's wide, not tall. Like this. This is going to be ART2-D2. Get your second rectangle, and lay it so that it's tall, not wide. This will be C3-P0

3. Start with the wide piece of paper, and fold the top down as much as you want ART2-D2's head to be in size.

4. Flip paper over. Fold sides over like so, so that one is over top of the other.

5. Now fold from corner to corner on both flaps, like in the picture.

6. Flip paper over. fold back corners to make a dome on top for ART2-D2's head.

7. Fold bottom back, and sides back.

8. Alright, the last step is to doodle on ART2-D2 to make him look real! Follow the steps in the pictures below!

9. Alright, to hold this puppet, flip the puppet over, and put your finger in where indicated in the pictures. You are finished! To fold C3-P0, do the same thing, but start with your paper tall, and don't fold the bottom back! Then doodle on it to make C3-P0!

That's it! This post took a long time, and that's why I haven't posted in 2 days! :) Hope you liked it!

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Oqueemeuenosso said...

I liked your post. Very interesting the star wars characters.

Asher Peterson said...

Thank you! I am pleased that you liked it! I put a lot of work into this post, doing all the instructions and photos, so it is good to hear that someone likes them! Have you ever seen the Star Wars movies? If not, then you can buy them on!

Thanks again, Asher (or Origami Things!)