We tried this out today:
Went a lot faster than I thought and looks really nice despite being a bit messy and crooked with the cuts. It's a fairly forgiving project. Considering we used half sheets rather than full, it is surprisingly huge, measuring about a foot across. In light of my lifelong love of teeny origami, I might try to make some minis as Christmas ornaments.
This was recommended by a teacher friend, who says this is a favorite among her students and she ends up with a classroom full of these.