How to Make an Origami X-Wing Fighter
Fold your very own Star Wars X-Wing ship! Follow the instructions in the video above, or use the following step-by-step instructions to make an origami X-Wing fighter.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- One square sheet of origami paper (the larger the sheet, the easier it will be to fold)
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Step 1: Start with square, color side up. Fold diagonally both ways. Unfold.
Step 2: Flip paper over. Fold in half side to side. Unfold.
Step 3: Fold in half, top to bottom.
Step 4: Squash fold both sides. (Hold top corners, and pull down and inward.)
Step 5: Pull up center crease.
Step 6: Your paper should look like this now.
Step 7: Fold and unfold right panel.
Step 8: Squash and flatten.
Step 9: Fold right panel to the left.
Step 10: Slightly open flap to the right and squash and flatten.
Step 11: Flip over.
Step 12: Repeat steps 7-10 on back two panels.
Step 13: Fold toward center. Unfold.
Step 14: Pull up on center and fold up as sides come in. Flatten.
Step 15: Repeat steps 13-14 on all four sides.
Step 16: On two opposing sides, fold down point as shown.
Step 17: On a side with point up, inside reverse fold the legs out to make two wings. Repeat on opposite side to make two more wings.
Step 18: Fold the right edge to the center. As you are folding the right edge, the bottom edges should fold together.
Step 19: You fold should look like this once flattened. Repeat step 18 on all four sides.
Step 20: Once all four sides are complete, take the right side and fold over to the left. Repeat on back.
Step 21: The bottom triangle flap should no longer have a split in the middle.
Step 22: Fold the bottom triangle flap up toward the middle. Repeat on back.
Step 23: Inside reverse fold the tips up. Repeat on the other side. You’ll have a total of four to complete.
Step 24: Fold the right panel over to the left. Repeat on other side.
Step 25: Your Star Wars X-Wing is complete!
PHOTOS OF COMPLETED SHIP
Check out these photos of the completed X-Wing Fighter sent to us by Scout Life readers. If you have a photos of a SL Workshop project, please use the form below to send it to us.
I like U-wings better.
it is hard
Quite difficult and the steps in the magazine aren’t that great. Went online and I figured out how to make one. It’s still hard though.
awesome! i used it to blow up the death star. thank you for this amazing gift
it was soooo fun a bit hard but I like challenges
make a lot of them and they will get better over time
Make a few of these and they will get better the more you make them.
Way too hard. Got to step 18 and realized something was wrong and we couldn’t figure out what it was.😰
I can make 2 interlocking rings out of 1 peice of paper no cutting or gluing.
i love starwars origami
it hard to make.