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Transforming Paper Star

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.

 
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Step 2: Making the peices

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

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.

UPDATED PICTURES!
Hitman2272 years ago
Did you use a 3.5" x 3.5" piece of paper?
Wiimote Master (author)  Hitman2272 years ago
You can use any square piece of paper. I once made one using 10x10" paper
Okay.
charris4nrz2 years ago
I skip step one
Krayzi992 years ago
the flaps dont stay
5120034 years ago
does it change when its flyin
gman2164 years ago
CHIPS LOL
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.
how did you know me
Wiimote Master (author)  nobear4 years ago
What? 
ttime4 years ago
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)  ttime4 years ago
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?

 i am stuck on the 4th part

Wiimote Master (author)  nobear4 years ago
4th part on what step? There's 3 steps. Narrow it down alittle more. 
scarydude64 years ago
how do you keep the flaps from getting out of place?
Wiimote Master (author)  scarydude64 years ago
Once you fold the flaps over they pretty much stay in place.
where are your videos at?
Wiimote Master (author)  minion6544 years ago
Right under the pictures, their titled. P9110638.mov and P9110639.mov. Just click them to download.
how do you get the last one in without messing up the others it looks really cool ..... well what i have does
najeff4 years ago
someone else already showed that
I DID IT!!! YEA!!
GENIUS!!4 years ago
this is the best instructable i ever saw and its pretty cool!!
I made one of mine out of sheet metal/
yuttttttty5 years ago
hard to make
coldfrezDJ6 years ago
coooooooooooooll
C:\Documents and Settings\Donovan\My Documents\My Pictures\0511.jpg
you stole my pic!!!
sorry not urs it is all over the internet
I saw one of those. do you live in the farmington area?
nope
diablo1325 years ago
Me don't understand!!1 =0
Wiimote Master (author)  diablo1325 years ago
I have uploaded a new picture to help you.
hay thx i finnaly got... that really helped thx again + they are fun to make with consturction paper cause like mine was 2 feet
iMonkey12075 years ago
lol cool star... okay...i've just attempted to make of of these and it turn out....weird...like...i can get the spiky sides...but i get the the inner seciton....mine just looks like a spiky donut....
Wiimote Master (author)  iMonkey12075 years ago
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???
Wiimote Master (author)  ~INVENTOR~5 years ago
I've uploaded more and better pictures to help you and a few others understand. Tell me if you still don't get it.
mmmmmmmmmm......donuts....... wiked star! ilove it! rate: 4.5/5
I just don't get it
Wiimote Master (author)  no swear-man5 years ago
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.
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