It’s Origami Admiral Ackbar instructions!

Here they are! Dwight’s instructions — as drawn by Kellen — for folding an Admiral Ackbar finger puppet.

If you have trouble, just drop by and see me at Star Wars Celebration V, where I’ll be teaching folks to fold Ackbar, Yoda and another top secret Star Wars character…

It works best with paper that’s orange on one side and white on the other. Or you can just color it with a crayon or magic marker when you’re done.

Click to view full size…

Copyright Tom Angleberger 2010
Admiral Ackbar is the property of Lucasfilm Ltd. Title and character and place names protected by all applicable trademark laws. All rights reserved.


  Alec wrote @


  karl wrote @

I read your book and made six Yodas!!!!

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Excellent! Send me some pics!

  Karl wrote @

I’ll try!!!!

  Ummmm wrote @

Tom can you make a whole series of characters!! and can you make instructions for Cover Darth paper?

  SuperFolder Sam wrote @

Tom, about Admiral Ackbar. When it looked like a Yoda, I just drew the face on and stuck a lightsaber in the “pocket”where Admiral Ackbar’s uniform symbol is on. I sent in pics and instructions, but I forgot to make them attachments. Should I send them in again?

  Origami Yoda wrote @

made ez cover yoda

  garrett wrote @

i love your books i now have all 3

  SF cau2134 wrote @

me too

  SF cau2134 wrote @

Me three :)

  epic wrote @

i have four.

  SF Griffin wrote @

hey tom,I totally figured out how to make an origami clone trooper!

  SForigamidude wrote @

hey tom will you be going to california if so is it going to be near calipatria

  SForigamidude wrote @

oh and thanks for the ackbar instructions i have always wanted to make one

  zeke wrote @

i made 2 admiril ackabars

  BIlLY BOB wrote @

Will you put the instructions for the top secret character? PLEASE!

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

The Top Secret character I showed at Star Wars Celebration was origami Darth Vader.
No instructions for him online yet, but I just put up R2D2 instructions!

  Vaktus wrote @

TOM!!!! Where do you get origame paper? I cant seem to find it and folding with construction paper is tough.

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Try a craft store like Michaels or AC Moore, unless you have an independent craft store in your hometown. I have one called Mish Mish which has some awesome paper!

  SF cau2134 wrote @

You can also fold with stickynotes, notebook paper, and copy paper

  Doodlegami master kyle wrote @

tom I know how to make the cover yoda and not Harveys from art2s case file BUT THE REAL THING

  josh benson wrote @

hey tom im wanting to make 1000 yodas i already made like um1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8.. 8 yodas do u have to only start on january first because today is the 12th

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Start anytime you want! Tom

On Wed Jan 12th, 2011 7:45 PM EST

  josh benson wrote @

thanks tom. did u read yet that i have made an origami han solo in carbon freeze?

  cheesyfilmz wrote @

Tom, in this puppet do you use a full sheet of paper or 1/4 of it??

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Either. A 1/2 sheet works pretty well, too.

  Origami Yoda wrote @

tom i remade Yoda from cover

  Brady wrote @

Hey Tom, when and where is star wars
celebration V ?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

v was in Orlando last year.
vi is Orlando next year!!! I hope to see some of you there!

  SF cau2134 wrote @

I wish I could go! I really want to meet you and show you my origami! When are you coming to Texas?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

I belive I’ll be in Texas in late April!

  epic wrote @

tom will you ever come to kentucky? if so, are you going to be near hebron? PLEASE REPLY!

  christian wrote @

i never went to a celibration

  christian wrote @


  Joseph wrote @

Tom Angleberger, you should make an origami princess Leah. if you cant find out how to make it, thats okay.

  Skyler wrote @

I LOVE YOUR BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Tom Angleberger wrote @


  Bob :) wrote @

I love the books. I got fortune wookie today, tried the fortune teller, failed then made a snowtropper!

  Colin wrote @

Tom, your books rock. I write books too, and origami is a subject I never would have thought of.

P.S. I’ve folded everything you’ve posted up to DP!

  Michael wrote @

its a trap!

  Dwightrules wrote @

I don’t get the folding up to get his mouth thing. It just doesn’t turn out right. Tom, can you explain this part more?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

You have to be a bit artistic with this…. You are definitely not doing “normal” origami moves. More like smooshing the paper into place…

  Mike wrote @

I LOVE YODA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Mike wrote @

I can make 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 emergency AND regular Yoda’s

  origamiloverkv wrote @

woooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh totally stooky

  Mike wrote @

i love the darth paper and yoda books!! :p

  Ethan wrote @

I love your 1st book, 2nd book , and instructions! I realy like origami admiral ackbar!!

  Starwars sound track wrote @


  Patrick McGowan wrote @

It’s a Trap!!

  bob wrote @

its awesome…

  dominic wrote @

i just made my own admiral ackbar!! its so cute! ps i love the origami yoda books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  joshua wrote @

I love your books and somethings wrong how you get the hard cover AND MY PAGE KEEP RIPPIN!

  Tyler wrote @

HEY! thanks sooooo much!

p.s. i expiriminted and i think i figured out the darth paper on the cover!

  Matthew wrote @

I just folded it.

  Alex Nett wrote @

I can make one better by my self!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Alex Nett wrote @

U R BOOKS ARE AWESOME (Origami Yoda and Darth Paper)

  Alex Nett wrote @

FOR my first comment i said i can make an awesome Admiral Ackbar

  coby wrote @

my first one’s head was to high.

  Carl wrote @


I made everything on the website and am working on that really hard yoda you gave us the link for

  Origami Yoda wrote @


  Origami Yoda wrote @

hey tom

  SuperFolder Mayumi wrote @

Please use normal sized square origami paper next time,tom. Or could you post multiple sized paper instructions? I think it would be helpful to people with square japanese genuine origami paper and people with colored paper. Please answer tom. Just some constructive critizim. thanks

  Patrick and Origami Jawa wrote @

I think i did pretty good on this admiral ackbar……..

  purple wrote @


  origamidude4967 wrote @

i made a origami Admiral Ackabar but i messed up on the mouth some but it still looks good (ps. when you have the time could you maybe make a origami General Greivius)

  Brian wrote @

Yes! I just made a R2-D2! Now I have to make this……I wish I knew how the heck you do this.

  sebastian kopec wrote @

i’ve seen the general crease us but i want instructions please it looks party tastic

  Bob wrote @

It looks cool:)

  stupid harvy wrote @

i am gng 2 make a website + it will hav instruxons 4 origami S.W. fingger puppets

  me wrote @


  Bob wrote @

My admiral ackbar is awesome!

Tom please write a third book!

  Bob wrote @

Origami is so fun but hrd
I love origami!!,!!,!,!,a,!

  Austin wrote @

Hey I made a Origami Admiral Piett from star wars with the cap and everything

  ANAKIN101 wrote @

Make instructions for the Van Jahnke Yoda!!!

  Tick Tick wrote @

Guys, if you have a hard time making the mouth/chin wrinkly just pinch creases on it

  SuperFolder SamN wrote @


  Brian Gonzalez wrote @

Tom Angleberger Could You Make A Other Book Of Origami Yoda

  Brian Gonzalez wrote @

Tom Angleberger I Read Your Book Cause I Bought It And Loved It Could U Please Make A Other Origami Yoda Book Pleasssssssssssseee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Stormy wrote @

Could you make the next book on the subject of dwight bringing the clone army to school and he gives Tommy, kellen, and all others a commander along with four clones? Also me and my friend figured out how to to make an origami anakin, mace windu,emperor palpatine, obi-wan and a jawa.

  Zak Attack wrote @

Guess what I love more than Origami Yoda books?


  masterfolder wrote @

its cool

  awesomeness wrote @

hey guys i made my own origami darth maul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i have got to say , it looks kind of like darth maul

  Superfolder Jc2 (or jamin) wrote @

hey tom can u post more instrux cuz i made them all. can u post some instrux for the bad guys?

  Superfolder Javier wrote @


  samuel wrote @

Thanks ( can i call you Tom) for all the effort you put onto your stories. I ( and a couple of my friends) relly like your story. The only downside is all they do is want to play pencil war. that sounds a little offensive ,but I don’t mean it to be. A small request for a fan “umm can you make another book and put some more origami. thanks if yes and thanks if no.

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Yes! Anything for you and your pals…

  Yoda wrote @

How do I become a super folder?

  samuel wrote @

Can you visit koreatown if you have time ofcourse ,but not my school. I mean if you want to and let the other kids get to know you and the books cool ( not that I know you) its just i kinda would be bummed out if i miss you cuz i might transfer to another school (like Dwight ,buts i am not getting kicked out.

  samuel wrote @

sorry about the lack of conjuction marks.

  super folder wrote @

i made one green and white

  Superfolderdbfan wrote @

Hey tom can you tell me what size i should use for this. please respond

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Try 1/2 a sheet of paper…

  Ethan wrote @

I need help with this is there a more simplier way to make this or to save time with it.

  Ethan wrote @

Hey mabye you could make another book about all the orgami characters of star wars.Could you?

  whats up doc217 wrote @


  Stephan Dailey wrote @

i have Darth Paper but can you make a origami jar jar binks?

  jeff wrote @

dart paper is awesome

  jeff wrote @

hey tom can you try to make a different puppet

  eli wrote @


  Origami Master Folder Guy wrote @

It’s a craft!!!

  Zach wrote @

Do u have instructions for dart mail

  Zach wrote @

I meant darth maul

  crabbybuildingblox wrote @

for me, everything worked except the curve part

  origamijedi wrote @

hey tom i used these instrutions made some modifications to it and got a origami jar jar binks!

  origamijedi wrote @

anyoe know where tom is because i hope he comes back to comment

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

I’m right here!

  Rachael Wiedner wrote @


  Brady Matteson wrote @

Hey Tom have you heard of the band slip knot? If you have I made an origami mode of all 9 members !
-super folder Brady!

  Brady Matteson wrote @

WHERE ARE YOU TOM? And btw read my comment above PLEASE?
-Brady the superfolder

  Brady Matteson wrote @

(to slipknot’s before I forget)
Superfolder Brady

  Nathan.D wrote @

tom are you going to make another book?
please respond,

  garrett wrote @

what new book

  Zakary Cruz wrote @

do you think you can make one after the wookie thing

  superfolderjswp wrote @

Im back!

  Ephraim wrote @

I made it yeahhhhhh

  super awesome folder Andrew Soares wrote @

I really like the yoda books and they should make them into a movie

  Bob wrote @

Nice instrux! but can you please be a little more clear with the eyes? when i tried to do the eyes, i got SUPER frustrated, so i crumpled it up and threw it across the room. So can you please be a little more clear, thanks! ;)

  Darth Vader wrote @

Harsh! (wheez)

  Darth Vader wrote @

Meet and (wheez) share at Lego Star Wars Wiki

  meeper2012 wrote @

hey! hey! hey tom hey! heeyy! HEY! TOM! How do you fold general grievous,qui-gon-jin, and obi wan kenobi?

  SF Zoku a.k.a Teddy wrote @

Tom your awesome! I made My own Ackbar! I don’t know how to upload pics to the computer. Try to visit Amvet should look it up on Google Maps. Bye!

  greentamer wrote @


  General Grevious wrote @


  cool dude wrote @

cool dude is cool!

  Diego wrote @

men, Tom Angleberger is so cool!
thanks for all the books that you have made. I wish you good luck sir.
– Diego Concha, from florida

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Thanks, Diego!

  steadybat wrote @

you are so cool you are my favorite author . you inspired me really well and you made me start liking star wars . your books are awesome.

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Thanks, Steadybat!

  famasone wrote @

I know oragami obi wan kan obi’s instructions!But I need your (Tom’s) email.

  cool dude wrote @

cool what’s up? in you?

  cool dude wrote @

your cool!

  cool dude wrote @

i love… yoda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  cool dude wrote @


  cool dude wrote @

what the?

  Brady wrote @

Hey people!! Brady is back!
I have discovered 2 darth maul styles
Check it out!

My quote: Salute your saloution!

  Brady matteson wrote @

PEASE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

I’m probably going to do a Chicago signing this summer!

  doodlejump2000 wrote @

My Dad is writing a book 😄 its not about Star Wars or origami though.

  doodlejump2000 wrote @

Sorry that was a bit random wasn’t it?

  SF Tatsuki wrote @

Yeah it was!

  Timothy Nelson wrote @

So,so,so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  darthlogan wrote @


  sith lord wrote @

I made a Genral Grevious

  andrew wrote @

I got a voice command r2 d2 and lego star wars guys and star wars sheets from the 1970s

  origami man wrote @

Tom,your books are epic!!!!!!

  super folder yammie wrote @

tom can u give me all u r origami stuff.
im sereuouse.

  super folder yammie wrote @

im dieing for your new book. im also dieing for adventure time legos.
i hear they might make lego adventure time sets.and minecraft!

  10cocoa wrote @

I know they make Minecraft legos. Not sure about A.T. legos. P.S. Tom, have you been to Santa Fe,NM?

  Sf aiden wrote @

Can you to Texas in let’s say Dallas

  Sf aiden wrote @

Oops forgot to put the word come inbetween you and texas

  ????????????? wrote @

Find my identidy for a prize

  SF Chewieness wrote @

Sf aiden?

  jonahbowfire wrote @

I read both of your books and made 1 origami yoda one darth paper and jango fett<boba fett

  SF Chewieness wrote @

I made one and its eyes didnt turn out right. i think i did steps 4 & 5 wrong

  diego wrote @

i made a whole origami star wars movie and buildings it is awesome

[…] Daniel Boone Regional Library will be hosting “Star Wars Origami” throughout our regional library system. If you’ve read the “Origami Yoda” series by Tom Angleberger or are just a Star Wars fan, come learn how to fold origami Yoda, Darth Vader and other Star Wars figures. Each program listed below is designed for a different age group, so be sure to review the age limitations before marking your calendar.  You can also visit Angleberger’s website to download folding patterns at home. My personal favorite is his Admiral Ackbar finger puppet. […]

  Holly wrote @

hi tom! I love the instructions

  Jedi Gage wrote @

Please I know this is random but it will take to long to get posted if I email and webmaster Sam sees all the comment so here it is I have a blog the sites name is Origami Luke so yeah bye

  49er fan wrote @


  charlie5000 wrote @


  sf Th3godking wrote @


  sf Th3godking wrote @

yesterday i saw at an apartment on the list of people who lived at the apartment, part of it said “a ackbar”
isnt that weird?

  Luke sky walker wrote @

You know some people just draw the mouth on because the mouth step is hard IT’S NOT HARD!

  Dwight Tharp wrote @

Pff, easy. After you fold the bottom, you fold the Emergency Yoda base, then fold the ears to make the eyes, blabby blah…

  Doodlegami master kyle wrote @

I made up a princess leah and its just the emergency yoda but with two more folds! (4 if you fancy it)

  SF Austin wrote @

I loooove Admiral Ackbar AND Nahdar Vebb!

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