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Lucky Stars
Please excuse my janky nails, I just haven't gotten around to re-painting them. XD

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Posted by Megan E. from Boone, North Carolina, United States • Published See Megan E.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Stars - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a thin strip of cardstock. (You can buy colored cardstock, but I choose to use white and color my own.)

    Note: Generally, the width of the strip is about how big the star will be.

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

    1 & 2: Make a knot at the top of the strip as shown.
    3: Flatten, making sure the edges are nice and even.
    4: Tuck in the top flap to form a pentagon shape at the top of your strip of paper.

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

    Wrap the pentagon with the excess strip, making sure to keep it tight and the edges even.
    Tuck the end in as shown. (You may have to cut/tear a bit off the end.)

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

    Using your fingernails, push gently on the edges to make them collapse in.

    Note: If you don't have fingernails, this step can be very difficult!

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

    And you're done! If it doesn't come out perfectly, try again. It can be tricky at first, but with practice you'll get much better.

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deletetnosaccount
deletetnosaccount · Chicago, Illinois, US · 8 projects
omg thank you! ive looked all over the web for a good tutorial for these and this is the best! i actually made one1
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Nicole O.
Nicole O. · Nokomis, Florida, US · 2 projects
I've used regular printing paper and it worked just fine.
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Megan E.
Megan E. · Boone, North Carolina, US · 2 projects
Lighter weight paper doesn't work very well because it usually collapses, but you can always try. I've seen people use paper from magazines.
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Flowermouse
Flowermouse · Salt Lake City, Utah, US · 31 projects
can you use paper other than cardstock?
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