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

  1. https//.dumboy // February 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm // Reply

    super hard i couldn’t do it because i don’t have origami paper

  2. karate kid (guy) // October 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm // Reply

    I didn’t do it yet but it looks so cool

  3. I think it turned out cool

  4. Kinda hard,really awesome!

  5. fun but hard

  6. My x wing looks really ugly

  7. This thing is awesome but mine came out really ugly 🙁

  8. so hard

  9. Someone... // May 20, 2020 at 8:39 am // Reply

    I liked it!

  10. DipperPinesOmegaPenguin78 // May 9, 2020 at 2:08 pm // Reply

    I only could do steps 1 thru 3. I’ve never even done a squash fold!

  11. The only thing that I would like // May 6, 2020 at 11:00 am // Reply

    I think it is easy if you have done origami before. If you haven’t done origami before, it Is not for you.

  12. Greanjetpack123 // March 28, 2020 at 10:27 am // Reply

    Not sure I did it right.😂but it worked!!!!!

  13. i get stuck on step 11 when there’s 15 more

  14. dillpickle // March 24, 2020 at 9:00 am // Reply

    its easy i did 10

  15. fcucfufif 2 // March 23, 2020 at 6:08 am // Reply

    it is sooooo hard.

  16. I dont know how to do it

  17. too good to be true. I looked forward to making, but after much confusion [because it went too fast] it did not work

  18. Way to fast

  19. it is to fast and make more star wars plz

  20. it is to fast and make more star wars plz

  21. awsome!😎

  22. Very confused

  23. My students love it!!!!

  24. The steps are very intuitive. The video is not required.

  25. guys just reduce play back speed

  26. benten2010 // May 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm // Reply

    mine looked nothing like a x wing lmao

  27. Luke Skywalker // April 25, 2019 at 6:13 pm // Reply

    Could not use the force on this one.

  28. 10x faster than it needs to be

  29. Voltron4life // January 30, 2019 at 9:48 am // Reply

    I feel bad for the comments they made on your vidio but it looks just like the ones they had in the movies!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. go slower plz

  31. The steps are too fast and your hands are in the way. You really expect people to do this?

  32. cant go past 17 go a bit slower!

  33. to fast

  34. Couldn’t figure out step 17, video is too quick for the picture quality.

  35. i maaddeee iiiitttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. It was fun but it could be a bit slower.

  37. Proud_Badger // March 6, 2018 at 4:29 pm // Reply

    It goes by too fast. I’m stuck on step 18. It moves so fast that I can’t tell what’s being folded when. I really wanna finish this but I can’t.

  38. Looperpooper // January 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm // Reply

    I agree with anonyomous it’s too fast

  39. The videos are way too fast to understand. They need to be slowed down.

  40. s u p e r h a r d


  42. wow it is relly hard

  43. I agree with the others, the “step by step” is almost completely unusable because it’s so freaking fast. This was a very frustrating project for my son and I to do give how many times we have to rewind and rewatch each step over and over again. Slow it down to 1/4 of the original speed and it might be usable.

  44. It’s total fast i’m stuck on number 18.

  45. If you are going to make a video or even a step by step with pictures you have to slow it down because I am a Boy Scout and I am still having trouble making it and I really was looking forward to making it. Imagine a Cub Scout trying to make it they will be a lot more confused looking at a paper or a fast screen where they can’t tell what to do.

  46. NicknamePerson // December 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm // Reply

    I could not go past the 7th step.

  47. marshmallow man // November 29, 2017 at 4:19 pm // Reply

    You could play the video a bit slower, otherwise it was fun!!!!

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