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Chinese paper throwing star

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This is a simple way to make a chinese throwing star!  You can use different kinds of paper to make your star.  Notebook paper is shrper, but it does not have much weight.  Printer paper I think is a good selection.  It has weight and some sharpness.
 
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Step 1: The Beginning!!!

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The first step is to first grab your kind of paper. Either notebook or printer.  Lay it down in front of you so that the paper is like this.

Step 2: First folds

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The first thing to do is to fold it in half like this.

Step 3: Still the first fold

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Now, open the paper back up and cut on that line.  Once you are finished, it should look like this.

Step 4: Next step

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Take one of the halves of paper and fold it in half.  It should look like this.  Now, fold it in half so that the lengh is shortend.

Step 5: Unfold

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Open that fold back up and you should have a crease like this.

Step 6: Fold down

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Now you fold the right side of paper down, so that it looks like this.

Step 7: Fold up

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Do the same thing with the other side but have it go up.  It should look like this.

Step 8: We are getting there

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Now you flip the paper over.  In the middle you should see something like a diamond.  To the right, there is a flap.  Fold this in half.  It should look like this.  Now do the same thing to the other side.

Step 9: Triangles

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Now it starts to get tricky.  Take the top right corner of the flap and fold it down so that it should look like this.  Then do it to the other side.

Step 10: Almost there!

Now do the same thing from step 4 to step 9.

Step 11: Comparison

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Now you should have two halves that look like this.

Step 12: This is going to get tricky

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Now, take the two triangles and fold them down onto the diamond.it should look like this.  Do the same to the other side.

Step 13: The finishing touch

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Now, simply slide the flaps into each other in a clockwise circle.  The last two will be tricky.  When you are halfway through, it will look like this.
Goalie1 (author) 4 years ago
This is my first instructable so if you have any tips, I would appereciate it!!
It was a good instructable - but you may want to take better pictures of each step because I couldn't always see what you were doing. I was able to work around that and had two made in about 15min.
tankguy Goalie14 years ago
 You should try using printer paper, it's a lot stronger. You could also try stapling along the edges to give it weight and make it look cooler.
Goalie1 (author)  tankguy4 years ago
Ok. Thanks!!  Any tips on how to make my insructable instruction more clear?
tankguy Goalie14 years ago
 Well, I like to take pictures in sunlight rather than using flash or a lamp or something like that. It just makes the picture look nicer. You can check out my instructable to see what I mean.
Goalie1 (author)  tankguy4 years ago
OK.  Thanks, I'll go look.
DCengineer1 year ago
Made some for my little brother and they work great! It helps to use staples to hold them together
soccerqueen3 years ago
hi this is an awesome instructable
cloggy014 years ago
heyy thanks dude im totally using theese in french and maths! :D
007dna4 years ago
 I used to make these in school all the time. I stapled the edges, and put little weights as well, and the thing could you half a football field. It was awesome. You should try that.