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Paper Star (for newbies)

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My first Instructable! I figured this out one day and it has been my secret, but I want to share it with you all. It's not very good...
 
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Step 1: Starting out

Fold the square piece of paper into a triangle and unfold, repeat on other side. Fold all the points on the square in to the middle. Just follow the pictures here.

Step 2: Triangle to diamond

Fold the square into a triangle, like in picture 1, then fold up the sides (pictures 2 & 3) and repeat on the other side. Holding just near the middle lift the bottom up (picture 4), then move it up to the top of the triangle and push flat. Repeat on the other side and it should look like picture 7.

Step 3: Now the harder bit...

Fold one side of the diamond in (pictures 2 & 3) and repeat on other side. Fold the top down (pictures 4 & 5), unfold and repeat on the other side. Then (pictures 6-9), hold the square down and just fold up easing it up on the way. In the end it should look like picture 9.

Step 4: Finishing up

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Fold down the top flaps (picture 1). Gripping the sides, pull them out and then put your finger in the centre of the four pointed star and push it up (push the center of picture three). When it has inverted (been pushed through) poke around the middle a little until it fully puffs up.
This is very nice. I do have a couple suggestions: Add more steps to kind of break it up. Eliminate the period from the title. Use proper capitalization and punctuation. And change "noob" to "newbie"-noob is an insulting term on the internet, newbie just means a new guy. Nicely done though. 5*s.
Gh{O}sT (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
Okay - thanks for the advice, I just changed it.
You're welcome-it looks much better. Welcome to instructables! :)