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I have always wanted to make these 8 sided origami stars, so I decided to share with you. All you need is one square piece of paper and your handy hands.


Materials:
Square piece of paper


Instructions:

Step 1: Holding the paper like a kite, fold in half. 
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Step 2: Fold the side to the center.

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Step 2.5: Do the other side

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Step 3: Do the same thing for the bottom

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Step 4: Turn your paper around. Then fold up like shown with the pencil line.
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Step 5: Do again, the other way.

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Step 6: Now flip over and do what you just did, following the crease lines you already made.

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Step 7: Fold the triangle in the back together, along the dotted line. Then the triangle in the front should automatically bend back. 
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Step 8: The final result should look like so:

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Step 8.5: Now make 7 more of the following. i don't have any picture for it, but I don't think you need one! :)

Step 9: Notice this little flap in the inside of the bigger triangle?

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Step 10: Take the smaller triangle of another "part" and put it into the inside of the bigger triangle.
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 Step 10.5: Notice that the smaller triangle has a cavity as well.  

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Step 12: Now that you've put the smaller triangle into the bigger triangle's hole, which I showed you in step 9, put the flap (also showed in step 9) into the smaller triangle's cavity. (Step 10.5)
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Step 13: Keep doing this until you have put all 8 into each other.

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Yay! We are done! If you read through this before you did the tutorial, let me tell you, it seems like a lot, but once you get the hang it, you can make maybe one whole one in less than 20 minutes! 

If you want to know where I learned, here it is: 
 http://homebylinn.blogspot.com/2011/11/papirstjerne-slik-lagar-du-den.html

Enjoy, and keep imagining!
Erin

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Amanda Bay
01/22/2014 1:09pm

Ooooh! I want to do that!

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Erin
01/22/2014 1:18pm

Thank you Amanda Bay! Glad I sparked your interest!
~ Enjoy!

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