Open 8 Point Star

This is a fun fold that can be used alone, or with an image or sentiment in the center.

To begin, you will need 8 squares of paper.  I used 1-7/8″ squares.

Start with the white or back side up.  Fold the square in half diagonally, then unfold.  You will take one side and fold the lower edge up along the center fold.  Do the same with the other lower edge.

Now you need to flip the piece over to the other side.  Keep the part that does not have two layers of paper at the top.  Fold the bottom point (where all your folds are) up to the top point and crease well.

Use a bone folder (your finger will work, but is a bit large) to slide under one of the edges of paper and pull that edge down, so the section fold up along one side.  Then do the same with the other side.  (It sounds more difficult than it is.)

You now have two options.  You can either fold the top point, just the top layer, straight down, or over to the left side (you could go to the right if you want) along the side point.  Do this with all eight squares.  All should be folded straight down, or all should be folded to the side.

If you folded straight down, you will put one side point on top of the side point of the next piece and put the edges of the center top section together.  Put a bit of adhesive on top of the bottom side point to hold the pieces together.

If you folded to the side, put the adhesive in the same place, but line the bottom pieces up.  With this one, when you have the final piece in place, you will have a small octagon opening in the center on the top.  You can place a small sentiment or image in the center.  You can also use the back of the star, if you want.

Open 8 Point Star Instructions

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