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How to Make an Origami X-Wing Fighter

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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.


  • One square sheet of origami paper (the larger the sheet, the easier it will be to fold)


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!


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16 Comments on How to Make an Origami X-Wing Fighter

  1. it is so hard I got stuck on step 12

  2. Anonymous // May 18, 2023 at 8:16 am // Reply

    i was stuck on step 15

  3. FolderFocus // May 15, 2023 at 1:36 pm // Reply

    I got stuck on 13 14 15

  4. too fast, not enough detail

  5. I like U-wings better.

  6. it is hard

  7. 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.

  8. luke skywalker // May 6, 2022 at 8:39 am // Reply

    awesome! i used it to blow up the death star. thank you for this amazing gift

  9. THE ORIGAMI MASTER // November 18, 2021 at 2:33 pm // Reply

    it was soooo fun a bit hard but I like challenges

  10. make a lot of them and they will get better over time

  11. Make a few of these and they will get better the more you make them.

  12. Nickname time! // May 16, 2021 at 6:17 pm // Reply

    Way too hard. Got to step 18 and realized something was wrong and we couldn’t figure out what it was.😰

  13. jokes4life/ever // May 11, 2021 at 11:39 am // Reply

    I can make 2 interlocking rings out of 1 peice of paper no cutting or gluing.

  14. Anonymous // May 3, 2021 at 11:29 am // Reply

    i love starwars origami

  15. Anonymous // May 1, 2021 at 1:20 pm // Reply

    it hard to make.

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