Origami 8 Pointed Star

Since ancient times, stars have attracted the attention of people. They were used for orientation on the terrain, to determine the time of year, the sides of the world, and much more. And now it is one of the most popular Christmas tree decorations on New Year’s Eve. To decorate the top of the Christmas tree, we have instructions for making a five-pointed star. And the shape of an eight-pointed star is more suitable for hanging on the branch. To do this, you can use an ordinary string or cord.

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Bring the top corner down.

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Turn the paper over and repeat the last action.

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You have an asymmetrical rhombus. Its upper corner should be recessed inside. To do this, we will make a “Shell” fold. The most detailed instructions for this technique can be found on our website in the corresponding section.

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Open the paper and pay attention to the square in the center.

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The lines marked with a dotted line should be turned into convex folds.

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Now make the folds indicated in this photo into concave folds.

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Press the paper from the sides and in the center so that the middle collapses inward.

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This is the shape you should get when folded.

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Fold the bottom corner up so that it rises above the edge of the paper.

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Turn the paper over and repeat Step 13.

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Our figure has two more sides.

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Open them one by one and repeat the same steps.

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Make two diagonal folds by bending the bottom corners to the center line.

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Repeat Step 20 for the other three sides.

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Unfold the piece from the top and spread it out on the table. This is what you should get.

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Flip the piece over to the internal side and fold the sides of the square inward so they are not visible from the front.

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You have a wonderful eight-pointed star.

Did you know that geographers call it “the rose of the winds” or “the rose of the compass” and designate with its help the sides of the world? The top ray of the star points north, the bottom ray points south, the right ray points east, and the left ray points west.

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