Introduction: Origami Transforming Star and Frisbee

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This is a very cool star and frisbee that transforms. (This is not my work but I just want to make everybody know about it. The first pic is the star and second frisbee.

Step 1: Folding

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Either buy origami paper, you can get it at Michaels, or cut eight pieces of square paper, any size. I didn't have any more origami paper, so I unfolded my star, so the folds are already made. Use the video if I didn't explain good enough for you.


1. Fold the top edge of the square paper down towards you. The open ends should be facing you.

Step 2: Folding

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Take the top right corner of the horizontally folded square and fold it down to the open edges.

Step 3: Folding

Unfold step 2. No picture is needed.

Step 4: Folding

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Hold the paper as shown in the first picture. At the top right corner, start pushing down. You should end up with the second picture. Finish pushing and then crease. It should have two open flaps.

Step 5: Folding

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Unfold to a square again. Take the top left and bottom left edges and fold them into the center crease, as if you were making a paper airplane (see picture 2). Lastly, follow the picture notes.

Step 6: Making More

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Make seven more of the polygons (step 1-5.) You should end up with eight. Almost finished! Yay!

Step 7: Making the Frisbee/star

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Follow the pictures and picture notes. After you have connected the first two, keep joining them in the same way. The last piece is the hardest to get in, but still is easy.

Step 8: Transforming!

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To transform, hold two opposite sides and pull gently. (see video).
When in frisbee form, you can throw it, but don't throw it very fast. Also be gentle with it.


pipsqueakboy (author)2011-12-18

to all you people who keep complaining that they fall apart, these are more designed for entertainment rather than practicality in being a weapon.

shampa (author)2011-12-05

really good. Like it

lcordovez (author)2011-11-03

awesome =D

YellowZealot (author)2009-09-03

This thing comes right apart, there are no means of holding it together!!! What the hell?!?!

I found that as well... •_•

NOODLE! (author)YellowZealot2011-06-18

yes actually, there are means to hold it together. you fold the tips in a little bit.

NOODLE! (author)2011-06-18

i didnt have any origami paper, so i used sketch paper and got fairly good results.

vianka99 (author)2009-03-20

what's correct? seven or eight?

NOODLE! (author)vianka992011-06-18


rgade (author)2011-06-02

awesome !!!!

beanman911 (author)2011-05-17

BEAST MODE!!!!!(-=

jeffreyshi (author)2011-04-24

i remember learning these and making a ton of these when i was only 6... good times....

wickedsonic1 (author)2011-04-23

hooking the pieces is kinda confusing when theres only pictures...

Loverhood (author)2011-04-19

This is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

lil larry (author)2011-02-01

!!!READ THIS!!!!

don't even bother. its better to make the Origami Chinese Star or the Origami ninja star. this is just a waste of paper. in fact its confusing why did you put this on if its too hard and it flies excactly like a regular origami star.

Dumchicken (author)lil larry2011-03-04


this is awesome dont read the one above

o and to the maker here da da da da you got 5 stars! set it to c then throw it

treeshaker333 (author)2010-09-23

i don t get step 4

rookiegirl#2 (author)2010-05-07

how do u get the things in the next step??

thesagedragon (author)2010-04-07

I dont know which way,
does it matter?

najeff (author)2009-07-10

cool!! i love making this! This is the first time i made a very hard origami!!

123321aly (author)2009-06-05

wow! so stupid

RocketPenguin (author)2009-04-29

i love it 5*

soccerchris (author)2009-03-07

how do i make it transform?

crazylos (author)2009-02-27

it is so hard i didnt make it

gameboy7oa (author)2007-08-22

i sell thease at school for a dollor each

total money amde by the end of the year.... drun roll please ------------$100 hahahah suckers i got ur parents money now

jackcday (author)gameboy7oa2008-09-12

$100 a year, thats a bit, umm sucky for all that work!

awsome (author)2008-03-17

No offence, but this is the same as the post-it one.

carl13111 (author)2008-02-16

the best piece of origami i ever MADE

ninja star (author)2008-02-12


lieuwe (author)2007-06-13

actualy it isn't an 'origami' frisbee/star becouze it is made out of 8 pieces of paper stil looks cool

Trebawa (author)lieuwe2007-07-07

it could still be considered origami because it consists of folding and no cutting. It is just what is known as "modular" origami.

dhruvgaara (author)Trebawa2008-01-23

quite true trebawa!

damasta (author)2007-11-18

this one is also on instructables as "post it shurigan"(probably misspelled it) and as transforming paper star

Reapancry (author)2007-11-02

Ok u know theres an easier way to make this, like using square post-it

kokosmack (author)2007-10-05


BuffaloNickel (author)2007-09-30

i remember makin these in 4rth grade

Naruto_Uzumaki (author)2007-07-26

thats boring :(

LCSoccer5 (author)2007-07-24

Cool! I made one just now and I love it! Thanks for the instructible!

egadsman (author)2007-07-21

these are so cool and they are really simple to make after you get used to it. thanks for the instructable

koolmuffin13 (author)2007-07-12

it is impossible to make

myrhymeandreason (author)2007-06-30

A few people started doing this at my school and after 2 days almost everyone had several of them.

emenblade (author)2007-06-01

wow this is pretty pro, i wouldn't have found out about it if it wasn't for u so good job!!

SeaLion (author)emenblade2007-06-06

Yeah, I PRO...=,= If only I have unlimited stash of oragami paper...

Castle Seige (author)2007-05-31

If you're having trouble with step 5, follow the picture notes in the second picture.

adamthiede (author)2007-05-20

Ya i dont get step 5 u think u could direct me to the ste with the post it note one?

helen (author)2007-05-11

Can someone please explain step 5? Thank you!

Castle Seige (author)2007-05-05

Oh, I didn't know somebody already posted one of these, but his was out of post it notes. Sorry TabLeft.

TabLeft (author)Castle Seige2007-05-07

No prob... lol... now we have somewhere to send people that have trouble with our write ups...

sgt.peanut95 (author)2007-05-06

its been done

Danny (author)2007-05-05

this would be fun to make out of metal

it would be like in a james bond movie..

someones getting away! not there not *pulls out frizbee and transforms it into a star*

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