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A spiky ball!
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Posted by Kiko from Arcadia, Florida, United States • Published See Kiko 's 13 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin with, you need twelve half-square papers.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 2
    Step 2

    The obvious way to do this is to cut some origami paper in half.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 3
    Step 3

    But what i like to do is make an almost-perfect half square by this method:

    Take a sheet of A3 paper and fold it in half along its width and into thirds along its length. Repeat this on another piece of A3 paper and cut both along the folds.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold one of your half-squares in half along its width.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold both of the edges into the middle to match up with the fold.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the square you've just created in half diagonally.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 7
    Step 7

    And flip it over so it looks like this.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now fold the corner in so it aligns with the center fold and looks like this, sort of a half kite with another tab.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat this on the other side. (It will not be a mirror image, but will be the same if rotated)

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now unfold it.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 11
    Step 11

    There should be a diagonal valley fold that goes from the middle of one side to the middle center of the other side. It stops in the middle of one side. Do not fold it any further than it already goes. If it is a mountain fold instead of a valley fold to begin with, just turn the whole thing over.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 12
    Step 12

    Where the fold ends in the middle of the page, there should be another fold going up and down. collapse that fold so that it looks like the picture.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 13
    Step 13

    Repeat steps 11 and 12 on the other side.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now fold it in half.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 15
    Step 15

    This part is a little confusing.

    On the side facing you, the side of the paper will extend farther than that of the other side. fold that extension back on itself so that it matches the other side.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 16
    Step 16

    Repeat on the reverse side.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 17
    Step 17

    Your paper should now look like this.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now fold the little tabs that stick out at the bottom back on the body so that they are out of the way.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 19
    Step 19

    Repeat. Here's a side view.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 20
    Step 20

    Now you have an individual piece!

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 21
    Step 21

    Repeat steps 4-20 on the other eleven pieces.

    Note: it is important that the direction you make the folds is the same on all twelve pieces!

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 22
    Step 22

    To assemble it, take the body (the view in steps 17 and 18) and insert the flap of another piece into a slot on the side of it.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 23
    Step 23

    (The flap).

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 24
    Step 24

    (The slot).

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 25
    Step 25

    Here's what it should look like.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 26
    Step 26

    Keep putting the parts together and eventually...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Mega Star - Step 27
    Step 27

    You'll have a finished piece!

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
GACK!!!! I just cut it and it's super short! (for my standards)
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<3Kelseigh Noelle(; · 6 projects
awsome i love origami and im glad that you showed how to do that it looks awsome ...and so does you hair!!
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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
oh yeah. ummmm...... i sorta took a break and ate dinner there. and then i took my hair down from the awesome french twist that i also have a how-to on.
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
Cool! That looks amazing!
I also like how in step 15 you all of a sudden took your hair down! Happy
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