Fifteen Point Paper Star

I’ve really been getting into origami and paper projects lately. There are endless possibilities for uses of paper. So I would love to show you how to make a fifteen point star only using a ruler and a pair of scissors. Its a lot easier than it looks and only takes about 30 minutes to make.

Step 1: square

I used regular printer paper and then cut it to be 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. You don’t have to use printer paper and as long as the paper is square you can make it any size.


Step 2: fold and four triangles

Next you’re going to take your square paper and fold it in half. Make sure the bent part is facing you it just makes it easier to work with. Take the top right corner of the paper and fold it toward the bottom middle of the rectangle. Repeat this step on the other corner. Then flip the paper over and do the same thing. Your end result should be a triangle.


Step 3: More Triangles

So right now you have a triangle. You’re going to take the top of the triangle and fold it to the bottom of the rectangle. It’ll be a narrow triangle and should line up with the bottom.


Step 4: kite

Next you are going to open your paper up. Don’t unfold everything you did. Your paper should look like a kite or diamond. The side with the crease down the center should be facing up. Take the top of the kite and fold it toward yourself so that there is an upside down triangle. It should line up with the top corners of the kite. Now you’re going to fold the paper in half along the existing crease that is in the center of the new triangle you just made.


Step 5: repeat and assemble

You’re going to repeat steps 1-4 fourteen more times, and when you are done you’ll have fifteen pieces. Then you’re going to put them all together. To assemble them you’re going to take the open part of triangle and slide it into the two slots on the back of the other triangle. Keep doing this until it is complete. You can pull the star apart again but if you want to keep it from moving just use some glue.



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