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This is a hacken cool star i could make a million of!!!
 
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Step 1: First Step

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First start with a strip of paper. Tie a “knot” in the end of your paper.

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Pull gently to tighten, then flatten. Fold the end of the strip down and tuck it into the knot.

You can cut a bit of it off if it's too long.

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Keep wrapping until you get to the end of the strip.

Tuck the last bit of the strip into the pouch. You should be left with a cute little pentagon.

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Now to make this little pentagon into a star, very gently and slowly use your fingernail to press on the center of each of its edges. The star should puff out.

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And you should have a lovely little lucky star!

It may take some practise to get the star to puff out perfectly, but stick with it... you’ll get it!

If you are having a lot of trouble, try different papers, or try wrapping the strip of paper around without creasing it too much. This helps a bit!

rockgod574 years ago
i have problems pushing in the star because it keeps wrinkling and creasing up
nlueth0913 (author)  rockgod574 years ago
Well that could be caused by different things, like your paper, or how tight you wrapped the knot. So my best bet is the knot, but I don't know so my advise might help or you may have to develop your technique a little bit more. contact me if you need any more help. (*<>*)
i haven't made a luck star before. so how do you do the knot???
Thx i just found out it was the knot so tht helped out
nlueth0913 (author)  rockgod573 years ago
Well, how hard are you pushing, and are starting to push then it wrinkles up? Cuz if you start pushing then stop, it wont work at all.
you could try just pinching in the edges or use a wooden skewer or pliers.
infob2 years ago
Done. Lots. Thanks.
Joe Martin4 years ago
I love making these things, haven't quite got to 1 million yet though ;)
nlueth0913 (author)  Joe Martin4 years ago
Trust me, it took me a while to make a lill' bowl of them then I started to make them really fast!!!
hey i cant figure out how to "knot" the paper for the paper star inscrutable plz help
i love this but can u tell me the 1/22 ratio in inches?

Dumchicken3 years ago
i made this once or twice or 10,000,000,000,000,000,000;000,000,000 times dont no
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nlueth0913 (author)  Dumchicken3 years ago
Its addicting....
you said it!
will notebook paper work with this?
All most any paper will.... but dont try making it with plastic wrap... (ITS VERY DIFFICULT!)
Ninzerbean3 years ago
You say to use your finger nails to press on the centers of the edges of the pentagon but you show photos using your fingertips - do you mean nails or tips?
LinaPie3 years ago
Nice Instructible, but i'm having trouble with the pressing part. I think its cuz of my wrapping around cuz whenever I have a little piece left, i try to tuck it in but it kind of messes the hole thing up and when i press, only a little pops up and the hole thing wrinkles up and falls apart.
Zoppie4 years ago
 This is my first Instructable! I have made about one thousand!
nlueth0913 (author)  Zoppie4 years ago
Cool! Keep working and you get alot better!!

i like your star :3 and what kind of papper do you need to make the star? where can i find it :D?
nlueth0913 (author)  chazziethedino4 years ago
Any paper will do, copy paper works best for me. 

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TORMENTA!4 years ago
i'm still hella confused..
nlueth0913 (author)  TORMENTA!4 years ago
What are you confused on, is it the tucking part or the making it a knot?
er the knot part. exactly how long and thin does the paper have to be?
nlueth0913 (author)  TORMENTA!4 years ago
Just take a 1/2 inch by 11 inch piece of paper that is what worked best for me.

Just take a 11 by 8 1/2 inch piece of paper and cut it into 1/2 inch strips the long way.

oh thank you =3

nlueth0913 (author)  TORMENTA!4 years ago
Welcome! (*0*)