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Let's make a super cool star! Flip it over and WOW - it's another design.

Step #2:

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  • You need 12 Pieces of 3x3 origami paper.
  • If you want to have cool pattern designs on each side, you need to make sure your paper's pattern is always going the correct direction.
  • Pick a side, then make a small crease by folding it in half. Crease only the top section.
  • This will be your guide in the first step, but folding all of them now will help keep the pattern correct.

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  • First piece - color side up, with the small crease you made in the last step on the left.
  • Fold the bottom-right point up to the crease while making sure it makes a super point in the top right. You may have to fidget with it a bit.
  • Fold back, with the edge along the crease you just made.

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  • Fold the other side over to meet the right side, again making sure that you have a nice point at the top.
  • Again, fold paper back. Both sides should look the same.
  • Fold in half, making sure the "wings" are on the outside.

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  • Fold the top down along the straight "wing."
  • Another view.

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  • Open up the whole unit with color side down.
  • Fold in each side "wing." You will not be making a new crease; you should be using an existing crease.
  • Turn over - color side up.

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  • Fold the bottom point up. You should fold it up to where the 2 side creases meet.
  • Let the model collapse. Folding the unit in half will make the "shovel" fold outward.
  • This is the finished unit.

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  • Make all 12. Lay 2 out as shown. I like to call the piece of the unit that sticks out the "shovel."
  • Take 2 pieces and place the "shovel" under the inside point of the other piece.
  • Slide the "shovel" up to the top. Fold.

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  • Take the little flap and tuck it into the other piece. This will lock the two together.
  • Continue with the rest of the pieces.
  • Locking the last piece can be tricky. Just take your time.

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VoilĂ ! Each side of your star is different!!