Transform a square piece of paper into this beautiful geometric octagonal shape – without any scissors. That is the magic and beauty of Origami. This Origami Octagonal Tato is slightly more difficult than the Origami Hexagonal Tato (on first glance they are very similar). I would not recommend this Origami project to a complete newcomer, but would rate it low intermediate. I would also recommend you help yourself a bit by scoring certain lines – like you see in the video tutorial below. But you can certainly fold the Octagonal Tato also without scoring, I just prefer to do it that way.
All you need is a square piece of paper – best to use some kind of Origami paper. Origami paper is thin, which makes it easy to fold and manipulate – but it also has different colored sides. You can use regular Origami paper with a colored side and a white side, or duo colored paper. I folded this Origami Octagonal Tato from medium and large size paper. Medium size (15cm x 15 cm / 6 in x 6 in) gives you a finished Octagonal Tato with a diameter of 9 cm / 3.5 in. Large size Origami paper (20 cm x 20 cm / 7.9 in x 7.9 in) results in a Tato with the diameter of about 11.7 cm / 4.6 in.