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Extract from Paper Stars • By Karen-Marie Fabricius • Published by GMC Publications

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Paper Stars
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© 2019 Karen-Marie Fabricius / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Paper Stars by Karen-Marie Fabricius, published by GMC (£12.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 1
    Step 1

    With the paper square placed right side down, fold in half vertically to make a rectangle and then fold in half horizontally.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold in half horizontally again to make a thinner rectangle, then open out to a half square again.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now fold both top and bottom edges in so they meet at the centre fold.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 4
    Step 4

    Open the square out and you should now have seven folds.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 5
    Step 5

    Starting at one edge, pleat the folds (folding one way then the other) to form a narrow strip.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat steps 1–5 with the other square.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 7
    Step 7

    With the paper right side down, stick a strip of double-sided tape down both edges of one square parallel to the fold. Repeat on one edge of the other square.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remove the top layer of the tape on one edge of the first square then place the untaped edge of the second square on top of it with wrong sides together. Make sure the line where the squares are joined is folded to form a valley.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold one of the corners at an angle as shown.

  • Step 10

    Cut it off and use the cut piece as a template for cutting the other side.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the piece into its first pleat and then cut the corners of the next pleat to match the first ones.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat this for one square...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 13
    Step 13

    then fold over and repeat for the other square.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 14
    Step 14

    Continue folding and cutting until you reach the end of the squares.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now cut a little triangular notch in the middle on both sides for the thread.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut larger slits in the folded edges, either side of the notch...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 17
    Step 17

    cutting two or three pleats at 
a time and using the first slits you cut as a guide.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 18
    Step 18

    Try to make them equally spaced above and below.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 19
    Step 19

    You can open out the star to check how it looks.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 20
    Step 20

    Tie the star together with thread around the middle. Cut off the loose ends.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 21
    Step 21

    The knot can 
be glued to make sure it stays.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 22
    Step 22

    Remove the double-sided tape and stick the edges of the star together...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Ribe Paper Star - Step 23
    Step 23

    then spread out the points of the star.

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