Star Calendar Assembly

Star Calendar Assembly


Star Calendar Assembly: This origami Star Calendar was created by Carmen Sprung. Printouts and instructions on how to fold and assemble this model are available here. Shown on this page is help on how to assemble the units into the Star Calendar.

Star Calendar Assembly Photos Instructions

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Shown are two units of Carmen Sprung’s Star Calendar (step 12). To assemble the units, you must pair the months so they add up to 13. For example, January (=1) is paired with December (=12). Shown is February (=2) and November (=11).

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Flip the right unit (red) back to front and tilt the units slightly so they are leaning towards one another.

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Slide the white unit under the small flap of the red unit. Hook the small-flap of the white unit behind the red unit.


paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Tuck the small red flap under the white pocket. Repeat behind by tucking white flap under red pocket.

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
This is an example of a pair of units described by Carmen Sprung in her original instructions.

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Once you have paired all the units, it is time to assemble the pairs. Shown above are 2 pairs of units: January on the left and February on the right.


paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Mountain fold the “2013” section of the right pair.


paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Rotate the right unit 90 degrees (quarter turn clockwise).

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Insert the “February” tip under the numbers of the left panel. Wiggle the right unit until it fits nicely.

Take the right-panel of the right-unit and bring it behind. This allows a panel from the “January” unit to come forward (it is also red).

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Valley fold the small tab up and tuck it under the “February” section of paper (there should already be a crease here). This move secures the units and you are pretty much done.

paper origami star calendar Carmen Sprung
Turn the model over and tuck the small “2013” flap into the corresponding pocket. Four units are combined. Bring in another pair of units and add it onto the assembled part.


Assemble the remaining pairs in the same way. Occasionally, turn the model over and tuck in any tabs of paper which might be hanging around. When done correctly, front and back will have a checkered pattern. As often with modular origami, assembling the last unit is the most challenging so be patient.

If you are having trouble folding your own origami calendars, you can always buy a page-a-day calendar from amazon.com. These calendars are fabulous gifts because there is one origami model per day: it’s a gift that will last the entire year.
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Don’t forget that you can also get Fold-A-Day Kirigami calendars which are super cool!
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Page a Day Origami Calendar
Page a Day Origami Calendar