Tip: Papers I usually buy on Ebay or Origami Shop. Japanese books I tend to buy from CDJapan.

This wonderful Origami star is designed by Mr. Francesco Mancini, an Italian educator and well known Origamist. Mr. Mancini gave me his kind permission to make a video tutorial of the beautiful Stella Della Mamma. You can see more of Mr. Mancini’s Origami art and all of his amazing designs on his personal Flickr page. If you want to read more about Mr. Mancini, you can find an interview in the Origami online magazine “The Fold”. There is also a link to the diagram of this model.

Materials needed

The Stella Della Mamma or also known as Mother’s star is put together with 11 rectangles that have a ratio of 1:1.333 (or 4:3). The star looks very nice when made from Origami kami paper that is duo colored, as it displays a beautiful pattern showing both colors. You can make it from papers which all have the same color, like the purple example from the video – or mix up the colors. I even made a rainbow colored version of the Stella Della Mamma. If you don’t have Origami paper, you could try to fold it with craft paper and copy paper. In the video you see a smaller version of this star, which I made from regular colored Notes papers.

For models like this one, I like to use Kami paper, but if I want more variety, I will use Duo paper!

The Stella Della Mamma video is divided into 4 parts. In the first part I will show you how to get your regular square Origami paper into the correct ratio of 1:1.3333. Additional to the paper you will need scissors (or craft knife), a ruler and possible a pencil.

The folding of the Mother’s star is actually not to tricky, which make this a nice beginners to intermediate Origami project. I hope you will enjoy folding this Origami star as much as I did!

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