Introduction: Origami Transforming Star and Frisbee

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

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.

FOLDING

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

Step 2: Folding

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

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

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

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

Step 7: Making the Frisbee/star

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!

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.

Comments

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pipsqueakboy made it!(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.

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shampa made it!(author)2011-12-05

really good. Like it

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lcordovez made it!(author)2011-11-03

awesome =D

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YellowZealot made it!(author)2009-09-03

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

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freakyqwerty made it!(author)2011-10-15

I found that as well... •_•

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NOODLE%21 made it!(author)2011-06-18

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

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NOODLE%21 made it!(author)2011-06-18

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

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vianka99 made it!(author)2009-03-20

what's correct? seven or eight?

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NOODLE%21 made it!(author)2011-06-18

eight

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rgade made it!(author)2011-06-02

awesome !!!!

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beanman911 made it!(author)2011-05-17

BEAST MODE!!!!!(-=

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jeffreyshi made it!(author)2011-04-24

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

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wickedsonic1 made it!(author)2011-04-23

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

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Loverhood made it!(author)2011-04-19

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

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lil+larry made it!(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.

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Dumchicken made it!(author)2011-03-04

!!!READ THIS!!!


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

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treeshaker333 made it!(author)2010-09-23

i don t get step 4

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rookiegirl%232 made it!(author)2010-05-07

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

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thesagedragon made it!(author)2010-04-07

I dont know which way,
does it matter?

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najeff made it!(author)2009-07-10

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

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123321aly made it!(author)2009-06-05

wow! so stupid

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RocketPenguin made it!(author)2009-04-29

i love it 5*

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soccerchris made it!(author)2009-03-07

how do i make it transform?

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crazylos made it!(author)2009-02-27

it is so hard i didnt make it

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gameboy7oa made it!(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

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jackcday made it!(author)2008-09-12

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

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awsome made it!(author)2008-03-17

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

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carl13111 made it!(author)2008-02-16

the best piece of origami i ever MADE

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ninja+star made it!(author)2008-02-12

what????

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lieuwe made it!(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

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Trebawa made it!(author)2007-07-07

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

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dhruvgaara made it!(author)2008-01-23

quite true trebawa!

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damasta made it!(author)2007-11-18

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

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Reapancry made it!(author)2007-11-02

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

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kokosmack made it!(author)2007-10-05

sweet

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BuffaloNickel made it!(author)2007-09-30

i remember makin these in 4rth grade

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Naruto_Uzumaki made it!(author)2007-07-26

thats boring :(

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LCSoccer5 made it!(author)2007-07-24

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

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egadsman made it!(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

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koolmuffin13 made it!(author)2007-07-12

it is impossible to make

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myrhymeandreason made it!(author)2007-06-30

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

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emenblade made it!(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!!

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SeaLion made it!(author)2007-06-06

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

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Castle+Seige made it!(author)2007-05-31

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

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adamthiede made it!(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?

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helen made it!(author)2007-05-11

Can someone please explain step 5? Thank you!

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Castle+Seige made it!(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.

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TabLeft made it!(author)2007-05-07

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

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sgt.peanut95 made it!(author)2007-05-06

its been done

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Danny made it!(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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