Make a Hexagon from a Square
Some origami models start with a hexagon instead of a square sheet of paper. In this case, you need to make the six-sided shapes before you start. This page will show you how to get a hexagon from a square. You can also make a hexagon from a rectangle
Hexagon from a Square Instructions
- Fold and unfold the paper into quarters as shown.
- Fold the top-right corner of the paper down so the corner meets the nearest crease made in step 1 (join the blue dots). Position the fold so the new crease meets the raw edge of the paper at the half-mark crease.
Repeat with the other 3 corners: connect the dots by folding the corner to meet with the nearest, vertical crease. Unfold completely.
- Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom half up.
- The model should look like this.
- Repeat the above folds but with the folded edge. Fold the bottom right corner to meet with its nearest crease line. Repeat on the left side. Unfold the paper completely.
- You should see an outline of an irregular hexagon which is slightly too wide compared to its height. Using the intersection of the creases (shown with a dot) as a guide, fold the paper to make an outline of a regular hexagon (connect the dots vertically).
- Unfold and cut along the creases to get a hexagon.