this is a old and popular japanese origami star. you write whatever you want to wish for, or your dream or aspirations in it and it will bring you good fortune, or fortune to whoever you give it to (please comment on this, but be nice, and if there is any incorrect information in this please tel me)
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Step 1: Get the Right Ratios
for a origami dream star you will want a strip of paper (coloured if wanted) with the ratio of 1/22 so 1cm one way 2cm the other way. i used a highligter to colour in some printer paper. the paper shouldnt be to thick or flimsey.
Step 2: Knot It!
now you want to take the paper and put a knot in it as close to the end as possible. you want to be cearful with this not to rip the paper while doing this.
Step 3: Nip/Tuck
now you want to fold the smaller tail inwards and tuck it into the little pocket that it's connected to. this should give you a nice little pentagon (count them five sides).
Step 4: Folding and Repeating
now you want to take the longer tail (the only one there so it must be the longest one) and fold it over, along one of the edges of the pentagon, then you want to fold over to the other side of the pentagon and then again along the other edge of the pentagon. repeat as many times as needed untill tail is smaller than one of the lengths of the pentagon
Step 5: Tuck Again
now take the little nub of a tail and like before fold it over and tuck it into the little pocket
Step 6: Press and Finish
now what you want to do is hold the "star" like in the picture and with your thumbnail press one of the sides inwards to puff the star out. then repeat with the other sides, and then voila, you have a dream star.
make the paper as straight possible, and make shre no sides are tapered.
if a tail wont fit in a slot cut the edge just a bit so it will.
mkae thousands of the things, their addictive and relaxing, also its cute and women love them (not meaning sexism im juts going by a genral thing)
Step 7: Ideas and Accomplishments
heres just a place to put ideas and thinmgs ive done so far (over the course of 2 and a half days)
it's popular to put them in jars or bottles, hundreds of the li'l blighters. i fill my pockets with them and hand them out to my friends, especialy the japanese freaks love them povely "chibi stars". i made like 105 out of a book (my idea, steal if you want but i was the original founder of the idea also if they're made out of newspaper my idea too)
make them out of fantastic colours, make jewlery with them, or string them together on thread and needle, ideas are endless!
the pictures are as follows:- the first one is of a bottle filled with the stars made out of the book, the second one is the STARt of a jar filled with many coloured ones, the last picture is of the jar's contense.