Origami Yoda II: Darth Paper Strikes Back! Folding Instructions + Contest! #starwars

Finally, I can reveal the secret! Darth Vader is the Star Wars star of the sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which will be called…

Darth Paper Strikes Back!

Darth Vader was the strong favorite in the Origami Who poll, beating Han & Chewie, Admiral Ackbar and a Clone Trooper by thousands of votes! So I’m very glad to say the majority was right! Darth will be coming to McQuarrie Middle School along with Dwight, Tommy, Kellen, Sara, Rhondella and just about everybody else from the first book including Origami Yoda.

Want to guess who brings him to school? Dwight? No way! Tommy? Nope. Harvey? No comment!

The book comes out next FALL. In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy Horton Halfpott (Spring 2011) and, of course, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

Now… let’s get down to business… Folding instructions and contest details!
Darth Paper wants to take over the world!!!! And I’m asking you super-folders to help him do it!!

First, you need your own Darth Paper …

Folding intructions. Just click on each one to see it bigger…

The Contest:

How would you like to be one of the first people on THIS planet to read “Darth Paper Strikes Back?”

If you win this contest you can be. The winners of this contest will receive an ADVANCE copy of the book directly from me long before it is available in stores next Fall. (They’ll have to promise not to give away the INCREDIBLE, MIND-BLOWING ENDING, of course!)

Here’s how to enter: Once you’ve made your own Darth Paper, take a photo of him somewhere interesting…. your school cafeteria, the Corn Palace in South Dakota, the White House, your Grandma’s kitchen, the Death Star…. anywhere you happen to be. The 5 people who send in the coolest photos win*. (To be chosen by judges.)
One grand prize will also win an original illustration from the book!

Just send it as an EMAIL ATTACHMENT to tom@origamiyoda.com
(please resize photos to 800px before emailing)

I’m going to post the pictures on some sort of big photo map and we’ll see if Darth can really take over the whole planet!

Enter as often as you want No purchase necessary … but you will need to fold a Darth Paper!

Darth Vader and Yoda are registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. Title and character and place names protected by all applicable trademark laws. All rights reserved.

Illustrations, photos, website copyright Tom Angleberger 2011

Origami Yoda and Origami II are published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS


  Wesley wrote @

this is so awesome ! I going to try to win!

  AustinM wrote @

I already sent in a darth paper.

  josh benson wrote @

origami yoda two is gonna be great tom can you say at least 4 things that will happen in book 2?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

That would be telling too much.

But here’s one thing…

Tater Tot is going to be a big problem!

  cade skywalker wrote @


  jay zzzzz wrote @

this we are going to rock this book back and forth back and forth. its going to be awsome. im going to sleep with it  night and day its going to be better than the first book i rocked back and forth back and forth and slept with thats how awsome it is. so lets get ready for this unbeileveble boook great wishes to the next book that come out.

  cade skywalker wrote @


  diego wrote @

tom anglebreger put in your way how to make cover yoda

  BenT wrote @

Who has the best one so far?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

I can’t say. Plus, I won’t be the only judge….

  cade skywalker wrote @

will there be a 3rd book?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @


  Jessit diaz wrote @

What is your next book about

  SuperFolder CYM wrote @

will there ever be instructions for the cover darth paper?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

The instructions that are already on the site are for Cover Darth or at least something very close to Cover Darth….

  anthony wrote @

I would love to know exactly how to make snot trooper or if there’s going to be a fourth book and if there is what’s the next origami? I vote jabba! I love the books by the way!

  vince wrote @

i like them to dude i read all of them

  bob wrote @


  bradley wrote @

I know how to make the cover Darth Paper!

  Benn D wrote @

Do you have to fold the one that the instructions tell you too, or can you do a different one?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Fold any kind you want!

  cade skywalker wrote @


  philip wrote @


  Dwight wrote @

Coolio bro I sent origamiyoda.com mine but my computer went wacko and didnt work but this is just weird that this is JUST like mine :D

  Origami Ninja wrote @

HOLY JABBA THE HUT! I would have never thought there was going to be a sequel!!! I’ve got to win this contest! I will have the book before all of you suckers! And Tom, will book 2 be a case file like book one was?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Yes, another case file!

  cade skywalker wrote @


  Origami Master Folder Guy wrote @

Can you make it bigger and easier to read?

  Origami Ninja wrote @

MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I am working on my contest pic. right now! Then I will send it in a thousand times over and I will win! MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

  cade skywalker wrote @

Darth paper is hard to make :(

  Zheng lax us he wrote @

The contest is already over, u do realize that, right?

  Ray Jones wrote @

My oragami yoda is way better than my vader

  Kirk Edward Mcdougall wrote @

tom i have 3 problems the first one is when i bring my origami star wars to school my two friends sean and hannah always sneak them and say in a weind voice “what is your question! the second one is when my teacher sees them she takes them away i’ll try to keep my origami from her clutches!! the thirdone is when i show my classmates they want instrouctions and i always have to go to your sites and wait for my slow printer to print pages. could you ask your yoda what i should do.( i’m glad it’s summer.)

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

New friends you need!

Just kidding. They sound like great friends to me… but tell them to print out their own instructions…

  cade skywalker wrote @


  Michael wrote @

I feel ya teachers will never understand how hard it is to make theese things. one time i was so upset about it i fished it out of the trash she didnt notice another time i got sent to the office becuase of a ‘sarcastic comment’ when i come back about 3 months of progress cleaned out of my desk :<

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

That is harsh!!!

  jifive origami mode wrote @

Yeah, same thing happened to me last year. I’d mak something like a crane or yoda(I can make other things too, but I don’t want to list them though.)and my teacher would walk over and crumple it up, and SHOCKER! throws it n the trash. So I ended up going through about a pack of paper a month.

  cade skywalker wrote @

me too!

  superfolder dom wrote @

i know what you mean

  Jedi Gage wrote @

Iyve gots a idea!!! Lets start a war with the teecherz!!!!! YEE-AAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  SF Griffin wrote @

Dude it took me a month to make The Fortune Wookiee!I was very confused by the instructions in the book and i almost gave up!I tried everyday yo make him!If someone took him i would be so mad,and I have anger issues and know Tae Kwon Doe so i would end up punching another hole in my wall!!!!!!!!!

  SF Griffin wrote @

Wars do make one great!!!!!!
(In response to Jedi Gage)

  mister dude wrote @

Hey tom I have read the strange case of origami yoda and made an origami yoda and I have been waiting SOOOOO long to read darth paper!!!! My friend kate has it and so does my other friend reagan has it and kate said ok for me to read it but she has to wait for tauri to read it and then she has to read it to her little brother. What a pain!! I am going to win that contest!!

  cade skywalker wrote @


  jpkc wrote @

man these books are the kings of books……. at least the book is out now and I won some bookshop from my school so im gonna buy it!!!!!! see ya later yoda and darth paper

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Thanks, dude!

  cade skywalker wrote @

i already read it go, Dwight!

  sachi wrote @

its already in stores

  sachi wrote @

im gonna by it at my bookfair its only 7 bucks

  sachi wrote @

i already made 56

  Origami Yoda wrote @

The dark side you must not go.

  malik wrote @

i already got the book.when was the contest over?

  lukeskypaper wrote @

you guys stop trying to get the book so soon remember what yoda said: “the quick and easy way to the dark side leads”

  bob wrote @

Darth paper vs Yoda = awesome books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  bob wrote @

i just did a book report on Darth paper

  cade skywalker wrote @

so cool

  cade skywalker wrote @

GO DARTH PAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  cade skywalker wrote @


  Tom Angleberger wrote @


  lukeskypaper wrote @

oh well…

  lukeskypaper wrote @

not to the thanks comment though

  Superfolder411 wrote @

Tom can u make a origami chewbacca book? I have the 2 out and they’re… Massive Bolt Books! Totaly Stooky! (these are things someone says in darth paper)
So can u? Please?

  Superfolder411 wrote @

I even made a origami Anakin Skywalker based off of this darth paper instructions.

  SuperFolderYoda wrote @


  colvin wrote @

hey tom i made a jawa

  jay zzzzz wrote @

you should make a3therd book of strange case of origami yoda

  m13579 wrote @

how do you sign up for the book cover contest

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

That contest is over, sorry!

  m13579 wrote @

because I want to send my picture and instru

  m13579 wrote @

this is the bessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst book in the world to ma

  m13579 wrote @

sorry i put ma i meant me

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Well, I hope your Ma likes it, too!

  Jessit diaz wrote @

Best book i ever read

  m13579 wrote @

tom your the beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst

  Kirk Edward Mcdougall wrote @

the book was in my book order and my book fair can you guys belive that?!?!

  vince wrote @

i made origami yoda and darth paper and chebacca

  carson smith wrote @

carson smith i have made darth paper but i could not make yoda

  darkyoda wrote @

join Yoda

  dominic wrote @

just made darth paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  dominic wrote @

i love these books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  jetsman323 wrote @



  darson wrote @

yeah that would be awsome!

  sebastian kopec wrote @

i have a sugggestions for names of origmi caracters

* obi one origami
*the empaper
*prinsess pa -per

i do not know how to make these their just suggestions

  Jessit diaz wrote @

I already read origami yoda and it was the best book i ever read

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

That’s really nice! Thanks!

  DARTH PAPER2.0 wrote @

moo ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
I have read bolth books and I’m totily pysiced abowt the 3rd one. It’s gana be totily STOOKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  superfolder fill wrote @

i already have the book on hold at amazon.com

  kaden wrote @

dear tom angleberger my name is kaden i relley what to met you texed back please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

I do a lot of booksignings! Maybe I am coming to your town soon…

  kaden wrote @

thanks a lot tom for answering me i hope to see you soon your fan kaden

  kaden wrote @

and one more thing how did you learn how to do origami

  ORIGAMI YODA wrote @

HEY TOM ANGLEBERGER!GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!I FOUND A WAY TO CREATE MY OWN ORIGAMI R2-D2!I HAVE ALL YOUR BOOKS AND THEY ARE AWSOME!oh wait,sorry.im just going to crazy.sorry i went to crazy:(. but can you just tell me where tosend my instrutions?

  ORIGAMI YODA wrote @

oops thats not what i was going to say

  ORIGAMI YODA wrote @

here is what im going to say………

  Harvey wrote @

Oh,great.Its another believer in paperwad yoda

  Tommy wrote @

Harvey can you please shut up?!?!?!?!

  Grasshopper102 wrote @

Yeah Harvey

  Jorge wrote @

Hi Tom I made the cover darth paper and I sent you some pictures of it, if you didnt get them, write back.

  Darth Paper wrote @

Go Yoda even though my name is Darth Paper.Awesome Book!!!!!!!!

  james wrote @


  james wrote @

origami yoda VS darth paper!

  monkey man 237 wrote @

what about the pocket to hold the light saber in?

  mick seco wrote @

i made a star wars light up lightsaber from paper

  harvy smells! wrote @

i looked up death star and this came up!

  jedi master alex wrote @

i read #2 and ! and cant wait to read
#3 me and my friends started an origami starwars club i have 24 different
starwars origami dudes

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Dude! Send in some pictures of those origami dudes!

  bryan wrote @

will there be a 4th book cause if so it should be about general grievus

  bryan wrote @

how do u actually make the darth paper from the cover?

  lukeskypaper wrote @

just fold it in half

  kikievie wrote @

That’s it

  Shawn mcnelly wrote @

I found out about the fourth book it is going to include r2-d2 Jabba origami yoda darth paper will be mentioned a few times and Dwight is coming back as u know

  Darth Paper wrote @

why is everyone folding me????????

  sf OY guy wrote @

I know how to make a snot trooper !

  sffirk wrote @

Me too…

  Kirk Edward Mcdougall Thomas wrote @

i made my own snowtrooper as well

  Tony Stark wrote @

come on Tom,show us how to make the real darth paper please

  Tony Stark wrote @

Tom,what is the 3rd book gonna be?

  payed2000 wrote @

Hey Tom, I have never seen you do a book signing in Missouri, have you?

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Afraid not. And no plans for the near future, I’m afraid :(

  payed2000 wrote @

plus, my library doesn’t have the third book.

  Grasshopper102 wrote @

Any new plans?

  Grasshopper102 wrote @

Need ideas how about the prinses

  joshua.G wrote @

hey tom could you pleas show us how to make the darth papper from the book cover:)

  SF luke wrote @

CLICK HERE……………….. PLEASE:https://origamiyoda.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/sf-lukes-mace-windu-and-ki-adi-mundi/ (MAKE SURE TO COMMENT)

  darth paper wrote @

darth paper: finaly somthing that is (wheeze) REALLY good!!!!!

  doodlejump2000 wrote @

I’m going to fold Darth Paper! Yippee! This is the proper wayto make him

  Bernie wrote @

Hey guys, if you want to make one almost EXACTLY like the cover, make a pleat on the bottom of the paper before beginning, use a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of paer, and use a silver marker instead of a white one.

  nathan wrote @

i cant fold the darth paper!!!!!!!!!! help

  Timothy Nelson wrote @

Cool! I wanted to make him!

  snoopy wrote @

lol tom well i hope your ma likes it to so funny!

  snoopy wrote @

hey tom do u know if ur coming to barrie anytime soon

  princess. wrote @

Do you have any more oragami secrets Im a girl and a star wars freak

  baby wrote @

Mr. Tom you are coming to my school Aes my name is Lacey r. I luv your books

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Awesome! I’ll see you soon!

  alec wrote @

hey tom could you teach me how to fold the real origami yoda? you know like the one on the cover?

  Momotaps wrote @

What company do you get your paper from Tom?

  Momotaps wrote @

Knock knock . Who’s there. THE DOOR!

  Carlos wrote @


  origami lover wrote @

Man im in the 5th grade and my teacher took Chewie and Yoda!!!!!! I MISS THEM SO MUCH!!!! I think i gotta buy them with fake money ……im so mad…..hey tom im a big fan but i just need darth paper book!!! i became ur fan when i found the yoda book at a thrift store! lol. i got the yoda,chewie, and im ordering the art2 d2 book today at school…..any chance i can buy the original Yoda or Chewie or Darth Paper ?????

  Griffin Cain wrote @

Dude really?It took him a long time to make those and you think you can just buy them from him?Seriously look it up on YouTube!

  Jason wrote @

Googlei lover, l don’t
think you can do that.

  Jedi Gage wrote @

Hmmm… same as art-2

BTW can you put instrux for EXACT cover stars instead of ‘looks a lot like the cover ______’

  poop wrote @

paperwad yoda is just paper

  Nick F. wrote @

not nice

  SF Ewok wrote @

origami yoda is not a paperwad!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  mekell05 wrote @

where is the part where you put the lightsaber?

  gabriel wrote @

darth paper is awesome

  Reformed Reader wrote @

if you want the cover darth paper get art2`s guide to folding and doodling

  hi wrote @



  mekell05 wrote @

i have art2`s guide to folding and doodling

  Frisbee/DarthBane5 wrote @

I can’t put darth paper on my finger.How do you do it?

  bookl99 wrote @

put your finger under the mask

  Anonymous wrote @

hey tom love the books you wrote. nice work.-Levi S. Carmack.

  Tom Angleberger wrote @

Thanks, dude!

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