Re-folding the cover Origami Yoda

For a long time I’ve been wanting to learn to fold another Origami Yoda like the one on the cover of my book, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. When I made that one, I didn’t write down how it was done. I’ve been opening it up a bit and trying to figure out how it works. I haven’t.

Here are some attempts…

The original Origami Yoda from the book cover is in the center. Around it are various attempts. At the bottom, I was starting to get the hang of it. (These were inspired by the “mistakes” some people have made trying to fold the simple Yoda. Notice that the robe works in a somewhat Kawahata way.)

So I got some official Origami Yoda paper and made this…


This one is definitely different from the original, but I like him. And I should be able to write instructions for it. Best of all, it’s not much harder than the simple Yoda made with the book’s instructions, just takes a little more fiddling. Stay tuned…

30 Comments»

  Matthew wrote @

Awesome! I can’t wait to make thousands!

  Shelby Rickart wrote @

Did you ever write the directions for this? This one is my favorite. I’m going to read the book to my 8th grade English classes, and would like to have this version to help me, I would.
The book is wonderful BTW.

Shelby Rickart

  riddleburger wrote @

I hope they enjoy the book!
Alas, I don’t have the instructions ready yet. It’s a bit tricky!

  SuperFolder CYM wrote @

Oh Tom PLZZZZZZ MAKE AINSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR ATTEMPTS I DO NOT CARE IF THEY ARE FAILURES PLZ PLZ PLZZZZZZZ

  daniel wrote @

just unfold it and fold it again

  Andrew wrote @

when are you going to put up how to make it I need to know how to make it I read your book and it was a good book I am so happy that your making a new one

  nathan wrote @

Amazing! You must be a master at Origami. Ages 11-15 can definetly make models like this! I especially like the Yoda folded with special paper!

  origami yoda wrote @

i folded the cover yoda and i am 9! and all of toms desgins!

  Logan wrote @

How many more days? After the sequel comes out?

  Dominic wrote @

Please make instructions for the one in the top middle!

  Origami Yoda wrote @

the random whats with orange Yoda ehhh

  Logan wrote @

I think I messed up my comment.

  mitchel wrote @

top picture, middle yoda is the right one make instructions

  Jacob wrote @

PLZ TRY TO MAKE COVER YODA PLZ PLZ I AM SOOO CLOSE JUST TELL ME HOW TO MAKE HIM I HAVE ONE WITH A NEW HEAD AND EARS JUST TELL ME HOW TO MAKE HIM PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU GET INSTUCTIONS

  Yodamaster wrote @

Yeah, post failed instructions, i can work with them!

  Josh wrote @

make instructions

  YoniJM67 wrote @

make instructions

or ill kidnap your original yoda and figure it myself

(email me the instructions)
DONT BE A HARVEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  THE JEDI wrote @

i am not a harvey

  SuperfolderZachary wrote @

Stawa!

  Yoda Fan wrote @

please find out the instructions i would really like to learn to make one. If you have already posted the instructions please reply and tell me

  garrett weldon wrote @

MAKE INSTRUCTIONS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  garrett weldon wrote @

I M NOT A HARVEY HEY TOM I GOT A GREAT IDEA FOR THE COVER YODA HOW BOUT UNFOLD IT TAKE PICS OF IT & PUT IT ON THIS SITE! (MAKE INSTRUCTS)

  garrett weldon wrote @

HEY TOM I GOT A QUESTION . ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA MOVIE

  garrett weldon wrote @

can superfolderchad make the cover yoda before three days on xmas we want to learn

  Superfolderdbzfan wrote @

i know how to make the cover yoda. the problem is that i needa make the bottom eye pleat.

  Braden Rogers wrote @

heay tom are you gona make the origami yoda movie or is it a roomer?

  ZeroShukumei wrote @

I Finally Made The Cover Yoda! :D

  Joey 10 wrote @

Hey I made one already like the one at the bottom of your attempts I just cannot make the arms like that mine stink!!!!!!DX

  ROBIN LOMAS wrote @

Stop complaining people. He can’t unfold it because then he might not be able to fold it back

  Superfolder ZeeZoop wrote @

What-what-what! Theres OFFICAL YODA PAPER?!?


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