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Michael J. Douglas
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Hey guys,

Years (and years) ago, I learnt how to fold rectangular pieces of paper together to make a giant circle. You were then able to slide the pieces against each other towards the center, and the entire thing turned into a star.

Does anyone know what this was called and where I can find it? I'd love to learn this again as it was very magical!

Thanks

Posted: Mar 30, 2006 5:08pm
Thanks to Sterling, aka Lefty, for his help on workin' this out.
Michael J.
�Believe then, if you please, that I can do strange things.� --from Shakespeare�s �As You Like It�
leftytheclown
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You are welcome and I sent you another PM with additional information.
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David Deanie
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That sounds really interesting- do you have a reference for it?

thanks!


David
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Robert Neale, his one of his origami (not magic) books has something like this.
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I've taught it to high schoolers as part of a listening/following directions lesson. The movement of the pieces to form a octagan frisbee or a star coaster was well received.
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David Eichler
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I agree - this does sound very interesting! Can anyone supply a reference for where one can learn this?
Best,
David
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It is a modular fold that requires 8 square pieces of paper. YouTube link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g9v7X80ypM

It is not difficult. Good luck.
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