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turning the classic star box into a tato

In Other models on November 30, 2012 by romi

This is the star box, one of the most popular easy-to-fold traditional origami models.

To turn this into a tato, flatten it as shown below:

Then, rotate clockwise each of the four flaps such that the tips align with the corners of the square base.

That’s already a tato. Proceeding further, mountain fold in half each of the four flaps to produce another tato version, one with a flower design:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another tato model which I made starting with a variation of the star box:
tato_1

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4 Responses to “turning the classic star box into a tato”

  1. Dear Romie Halabaso,
    I love so many of your pieces! I am especially interested in tato. I saw a photo on the web of your letter envelope, and also of an octagonal tato with a pinwheel. I’d love to know how to make these – as well as the tato you just posted here.
    Thanks for the awesome blog!

  2. Can you help me figure out how to convert the classic origami star box into a Tato?

    Thanks, Todd

  3. Todd, I thought the series of photos above presents the folding sequence clear enough. 🙂 Try it. 1. Flatten or collapse the star box first.
    2. Rotate clockwise each of the four flaps such that the tips align with the corners of the square base. That’s already a tato.
    3. Proceeding further, mountain fold in half each of the four flaps to produce another tato version, one with a flower design

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