Star Wars Origami
Museum of Science Boston March 18, 2006

I did a day of Star Wars Origami in conjunction with the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Museum of Science Boston. I folded a 12 by 12 foot sheet of paper into the Millennium Falcon, made a 2 foot long Landspeeder, and created a holocron of the opening of Revenge of the Sith

My Staff (Jan Alexander, Fran Siller, and Yvonne Relic) taught volunteers experienced in origami how to fold a Skyhopper, Sandcrawler, Jango Fett, Vader's TIE, Jabba, and the Naboo Starfighter. These volunteers and my staff then taught over 1000 museum guests how to fold these figures during a 3 hour period. I would like to thank the volunteers Greg Mudarri, Kenny Baclawski, Jay and Corey Comenitz, Alessandra Mariano, Aviv Ovadya, Gustavo Garicia, Luca Gershon, Mark Hoffman, Wensdy Whitehead, Marina Simun, Elsa Chen, Marisol Getchell, Monica Parker-James, and Bess Paupeck for their help in making the event a success.

And a special thanks to Program Director, Lisa Monrose, for all her work in orginizing the event.

Fran and Yvonne practicing Jango Fett
Jan practicing the Sandcrawler
Elsa takes to paper like a duck to water
Teaching the teachers.
Folding a 12 x 12 sheet of paper takes some help
Origami artists "fold under pressure"
Ken, Aviv, and Wensdy studying hard
Luca, Mark, and Gustavo make it look easy
Corey learning the Naboo Starfighter
This week on "Starship on a Budget"
Greg Mudarri teaches some of the guests
*Aviv teaching the finer points of Vader's TIE
Corey shows new artists how to make Jabba
* The beginners tables
* Standing room only
* Everyone had a great time
The finished Falcon
Sparks announcement
* The advanced tables
The holocron
* Photos by David Rabkin of the Museum of Science, Boston