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Mario Power Stars Get the Origami Treatment [Papercraft]

by Paul Strauss

When I think of Origami, I usually think of little paper swans, or maybe the unicorn that Edward James Olmos made in Blade Runner. But who says that video games can’t get in on the paper foldin’ action?

Mario Star Origami by This Fffire

Individually cut and folded by Flickr contributor Lidia F. (aka “This Fffire“), these tiny Power Stars look just like their doppelgangers from the Super Mario game series (other than the defective ones with faces in the upper right corner). Lidia says she was inspired by Super Mario 64, so clearly she hasn’t upgraded her console in a while!

Mario Star Origami by This Fffire

Each little Power Star is made from a single strip of paper, then hand-painted with yellow acrylics and embellished with some Sharpie eyeballs. Now, I can’t really figure out how in the heck she managed to make these, but if you’re out there reading this post, feel free to share some tips so we can all make hundreds of these tiny stars.

Comments (10):

  1. Rey says:

    I think that’s beyond awesome!
    If you can please mail me on how to do that I’d love!

  2. I’m afraid the link is in spanish but I’m sure you’ll figure out how to do this tiny stars:

  3. Nicole says:

    I actually know almost exactly how she made these. It’s basically the origami star paper (bought in yellow or just cut from thin yellow paper) which is then folded into a pentagon shape and the edges are crimped. They sell the paper in little packs for only a dollar at the asian market near where I live. I made about 100 of them that glow in the dark and put them in a glass jar for my boyfriend. ^_^ Anyway yeah, after you fold the star, color the eyes on and then ‘pinch’ the edges and you’re done! Just search for Origami paper stars online and I’m sure the instructions on easy to find and start crafting!

  4. patty says:

    yeah i know how to make these too all you have to do is go to this website it is the same but translated…

  5. technabob says:

    Awesome, thanks for the tip Paranoia6!

  6. Evelyn says:

    can you tell me how you did the big star cause I know how to do the little ones, but I tried to do a big one, but it doesnt work, I´ll be realy happy. tjank you and happy new year.
    if someone knows how to. please emailme

  7. tyui6r says:


  8. Lolita says:

    ^ The Tutorial

    This is what I Stumbled apon.. :)

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