Introduction: Transforming Paper Star

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Here you can learn how to make a Octagon turn into a deadly throwing star!

What you need, 8 square pieces of paper, i used 8 3.5" pieces.
Some folding skills, Mine are some mad skills.

I have some videos Uploaded but i dont have sounds on them so ill run how to do it in steps.

Step 1: Lets Begin the Basic Folds

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Heres the first step

fold the paper in half, then fold it across in both directions.
Open the paper back up.

Step 2: Making the Peices

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now that you made your basic folds we are going to move on to the more difficult folds (their not hard though)

now with your square fold the top 2 corners inward along the hotdog line you made in the last step. as seen in picture one

now fold along the hotdog line to make picture #2 keeping the folded corners inside.

Now with this step its hard to explain but easy to do. You need to push the buttom corner up and into the paper to make it look like picture #3. If this is hard to understand watch my video.

NOTE: do step one and two 8 times in order to finish the star.!

Step 3: Lets Put It Together

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now that you have 8 of the peices done lets put the start together

first we have to slide one of the pieces into the other's backend, look to picture one for help

then after you've done that, fold the top of the corner into the backend of the other one, see picture 2

do this 8 times to get picture 3

slide the piece inward to get picture 4

have fun

tell me what you need help one, its kinda hard to explain.



Wiimote Master (author)2012-01-01

You can use any square piece of paper. I once made one using 10x10" paper

charris4nrz (author)2011-09-20

I skip step one

Krayzi99 (author)2011-06-26

the flaps dont stay

512003 (author)2010-02-27

does it change when its flyin

gman216 (author)2009-11-13


Santas little helper (author)2007-10-01

dont work it doesnt stay together when you put it as an octogon 0*

you have to fold thoughs top points into the octogon, see step 3.

nobear (author)Wiimote Master2009-10-19

how did you know me

Wiimote Master (author)nobear2009-10-19


ttime (author)2009-09-14

I dont get it on step 2. how to fold it inward and get the diamond shape. Im also on dail-up so i cant watch the videos.

Wiimote Master (author)ttime2009-09-15

Main thing i can say is just look at the pictures a bit more. What part would you say your stuck on? The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th picture?

nobear (author)Wiimote Master2009-10-18

 i am stuck on the 4th part

Wiimote Master (author)nobear2009-10-19

4th part on what step? There's 3 steps. Narrow it down alittle more. 

scarydude6 (author)2009-06-29

how do you keep the flaps from getting out of place?

Once you fold the flaps over they pretty much stay in place.

minion654 (author)Wiimote Master2009-08-17

where are your videos at?

Wiimote Master (author)minion6542009-08-18

Right under the pictures, their titled. and Just click them to download.

wind tunnle3 (author)2009-08-04

how do you get the last one in without messing up the others it looks really cool ..... well what i have does

najeff (author)2009-07-10

someone else already showed that

ktgirlie9793 (author)2009-07-05


GENIUS!! (author)2009-06-03

this is the best instructable i ever saw and its pretty cool!!

EagleRaptor1522 (author)2009-05-20

I made one of mine out of sheet metal/

yuttttttty (author)2009-04-23

hard to make

coldfrezDJ (author)2007-11-02


Deltablazing (author)coldfrezDJ2007-12-09

you stole my pic!!!

coldfrezDJ (author)Deltablazing2009-04-05

sorry not urs it is all over the internet

I saw one of those. do you live in the farmington area?


diablo132 (author)2008-11-06

Me don't understand!!1 =0

Wiimote Master (author)diablo1322009-01-28

I have uploaded a new picture to help you.

diablo132 (author)Wiimote Master2009-02-03

hay thx i finnaly got... that really helped thx again + they are fun to make with consturction paper cause like mine was 2 feet

iMonkey1207 (author)2008-07-16

lol cool star... okay...i've just attempted to make of of these and it turn can get the spiky sides...but i get the the inner seciton....mine just looks like a spiky donut....

Make sure you've aligned the pieces like the ones shown in the first picture.

i need help with picture 2 i don't get what you do???

I've uploaded more and better pictures to help you and a few others understand. Tell me if you still don't get it.

matrix828 (author)iMonkey12072008-07-22

mmmmmmmmmm......donuts....... wiked star! ilove it! rate: 4.5/5

no swear-man (author)2009-01-03

I just don't get it

If your still having trouble and youve watched both videos so me a picture of what your having trouble with and ill try to help you as best i can.

darkferret0 (author)2008-11-05

thats awesome. I made one with regular sized origmai paper and it turned out about a foot in diameter ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

Dumkat (author)2007-12-09

i cant make it i can make all the things but at the end i dont understand how 2 piece it togeather

wolf_78 (author)Dumkat2008-07-01

i know how 2 piece it together shall i tell u?

wolf_78 (author)Dumkat2008-06-30

jus slide it in

wolf_78 (author)2008-07-01

took this 2 school and everybody saw it and they said they liked it n wanted 1 LOL

wolf_78 (author)2008-06-30

this is 2 cool 2 believe

creative zen (author)2008-04-11

awww, i was about to make an instructable on making this!

awsome (author)2008-03-17

This is a unique and incredible design.I accidentally came apon making one that only had 7 points to it...but it tends to stay together more and does not break apart as easy. and you can throw them if you put metal tips in the points!But nice job!

ninjanerd2 (author)2008-01-12

i have a problem with getting the two end pieces to fit. You know, at the very end before you can turn it into star. i did everything else right though.

watch the moives, there right under step one. They will help.

thanks, i figured it out.

bryanfuel1 (author)2007-11-23

how can i find your video that you are talking about

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