This is my second attempt at designing a Star of Bethlehem (which can also double as a regular comet). After designing it, I found online pictures of a similar model by Quentin Trollip, however mine is even more minimalistic.
Folded from a square of golden washi paper.
Folding is about as simple as it gets:
- Start with a square or rectangular piece of paper. Pleat into 32-nds (if you’re in a lazy mood, division into 16 works, too).
- Make a guess and grasp the accordion-pleated paper near one of the ends. Fan out the pleats to form the comet’s head.
- Wet folding will be required for most papers to ensure the radial pleats of the head stay in place.