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Origami Transforming Pinwheel

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This is an entry in the Wheels Contest, so please vote!

Today I'm gonna show you how to make an origami transformer!!! It can be a pinwheel, frisbee, ninja star, or anything else you can think of!
 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

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You will need 8 sheets of sqaure paper (semi-thick, but not cardstock-thick, and glossy paper works best).

Step 2: Make the first piece

This step has a few sub-steps.

Step 1: Put your paper color-side-down.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half from the bottom edge to the top edge.
Step 3: Unfold so it is flat again, with a crease in the middle.
Step 4: Fold the two right corners down to the crease you just made.
Step 5: Fold the paper in half on the original crease.
Step 6: Fold the top left corner to the bottom of the model.
Step 7: Flip the model over.
Step 8: Fold the top right corner to the bottom of the model on the same crease you made in Step 6.
Step 9: Open the end of the model you have been folding up from Steps 6-8 and fold it inside of itself. (VIDEO BELOW)


Step 10: Flatten it out and you're done!
Saitu2 months ago

Dude! This is frickin awesome! Really detailed 'ible.... Good job on explaining so well with the pictures. Really helps to understand what you are talking about!

Cool I like how it transforms :D
Adambowker98 (author)  EpicCraftMan2 years ago
Yep it is pretty cool... Did you make it?
i didnt make it its kinda hard for me but it says it transforms

Try this website if you haven't been able to do it:

http://www.origamiway.com/origami-transforming-ninja-star.shtml

poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being one of the winners in Scoochmaroo Papercraft Challenge!!
Adambowker98 (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
OMG, thanks! I didn't even realize I had won until you told me! Hahaha!