Introduction: Paper Star

This is a hacken cool star i could make a million of!!!

Step 1: First Step

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

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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!

Comments

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btaruc (author)2014-11-29

Nice instructible

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rockgod57 (author)2010-04-09

i have problems pushing in the star because it keeps wrinkling and creasing up

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nlueth0913 (author)rockgod572010-07-13

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. (*<>*)

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i haven't made a luck star before. so how do you do the knot???

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rockgod57 (author)nlueth09132011-01-28

Thx i just found out it was the knot so tht helped out

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nlueth0913 (author)rockgod572010-12-10

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.

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Typogoddess (author)rockgod572010-11-15

you could try just pinching in the edges or use a wooden skewer or pliers.

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infob (author)2012-01-31

Done. Lots. Thanks.

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Joe Martin (author)2010-02-07

I love making these things, haven't quite got to 1 million yet though ;)

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nlueth0913 (author)Joe Martin2010-02-22

Trust me, it took me a while to make a lill' bowl of them then I started to make them really fast!!!

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ghostlygirl13 (author)nlueth09132011-08-10

hey i cant figure out how to "knot" the paper for the paper star inscrutable plz help

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emocutelemon (author)2011-07-17

i love this but can u tell me the 1/22 ratio in inches?

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Dumchicken (author)2011-03-04

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)Dumchicken2011-03-13

Its addicting....

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Dumchicken (author)nlueth09132011-03-19

you said it!

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knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2010-12-21

will notebook paper work with this?

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All most any paper will.... but dont try making it with plastic wrap... (ITS VERY DIFFICULT!)

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Ninzerbean (author)2011-01-27

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?

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LinaPie (author)2010-12-21

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.

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Zoppie (author)2010-03-04

 This is my first Instructable! I have made about one thousand!

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nlueth0913 (author)Zoppie2010-03-20

Cool! Keep working and you get alot better!!

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chazziethedino (author)2010-03-19

i like your star :3 and what kind of papper do you need to make the star? where can i find it :D?

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Any paper will do, copy paper works best for me. 

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TORMENTA! (author)2010-02-18

i'm still hella confused..

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nlueth0913 (author)TORMENTA!2010-02-22

What are you confused on, is it the tucking part or the making it a knot?

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TORMENTA! (author)nlueth09132010-02-22

er the knot part. exactly how long and thin does the paper have to be?

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nlueth0913 (author)TORMENTA!2010-02-23

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.

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TORMENTA! (author)nlueth09132010-02-23

oh thank you =3

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nlueth0913 (author)TORMENTA!2010-02-26

Welcome! (*0*)

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