Spirograph Snowflakes (with 10 points)


lobotomypop
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Ok. For those of you unfamiliar with origami diagrams, dash-dash-dash lines mean valley fold (points away from you) and dash-dot-dash lines mean mountain fold (points towards you). For me, dot-dot-dot lines mean cutting.

For this you’ll need to start with a square of paper and have a pair of scissors, a protractor, and a pencil at the ready. The paper should be either very thin, or as I have it, very large; the ten-point spirograph requires more folds than the eight point.

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1: Fold diagonally in half.

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2: Fold into quarters as shown.

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3: Rotate 45 degrees so that it appears as in the next picture.

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4: Use your protractor to mark every 18 degrees as shown.

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5: Starting from the open side, fold the top layer only along the marks, alternating between mountain and valley folds.

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(It should look like an accordion after that)

6: Flip the whole model horizontally, so that the accordioned flap is on the bottom.

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7: Fold the uncreased flap the same way, using the creased flap as a template to guide you.

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(FULL ACCORDION! This shows the square unfolded to 1/2.)

8: Compress the accordion as shown in the next picture.

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9: You will notice there are inner flaps. You have to cut off the top points, and where you cut should be determined by the innermost flap; try to cut just at the top of that shortest flap. (Flap is a very silly noun.) Also cut off the bottom points as shown.

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10: Cut out a triangular section as shown.

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11: Another, slightly smaller…

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12: Again. In this step and the next cuts be sure to keep an eye on the back side of the model; the paper tends to creep during these cuts, and you could end up severing an important piece if you don’t watch out.

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13: Another…

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14: You know the drill. (Heheh it looks like a drill I’ll be quiet now)

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15: Smaller cuts…

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16: Even smaller…

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17: OK UNFOLD NOW…

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Bam! There it is! A beautiful ten-point spirograph, as seen in Homestuck. Tape them to the ceiling at your Homestuck christmas party! Use them as your tree-skirt!

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Blow people’s minds! Put an eight-point spirograph in the middle! Find some green paper for the large one and make a horde of small red ones, tape ‘em together for a wreath! Show me what you do with them! Please! Thanks for reading!

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