8-Sided Tree

8-Sided Tree

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This 8-Sided tree can be a tree in a diorama or it can decorate a Christmas scene. It can be made small or large; it’s so easy to make that you can make an entire forest of

paper trees!



Instructions for Origami 8-Sided tree

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Step 1:

Start with a square sheet of paper with the colored-side facing up. Fold and unfold along the diagonals to get an X-shaped crease.

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Step 2:

Turn the paper over. Fold and unfold from left to right.

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Step 3:

Fold in half (top to bottom).

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Step 4:

Collapse into a Preliminary Base. To do this, push the top-left and top-right corners towards each other.

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Step 5:

Allow the front to come up towards you.

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Step 6:

Swivel the front flap towards the right. There shoul.discd be an equivalent flap pointed back, swivel this one towards the left.

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Step 7:

Make a Squash Fold. To do this,
lift the top-left flap up towards.

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Press the corner down to squash it flat.
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Try to squash evenly so the crease line is exactly in the middle and the left and right halves are of equal size.

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Turn the model over.

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Step 8:

Repeat Squash Fold. lift up the right flap.

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Squash down evenly.

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Step 9:

Like turning the pages of a book, swivel the top-right flap towards the left. Behind the model, swivel one flap from the left-side to the right-side.

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Step 10:

Repeat the Squash Fold: lift the right flap up…

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and press down evenly.

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Step 11:

Repeat Squash Fold on the last flap.

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Step 12:

The model shoul.discd look like this. like turning pages, swivel one flap from right to left (swivel left to right on the back side of the model).

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Step 13:

The model looks a little like an upside down kite; we will make it look like a tree. Fold and unfold the bottom of the kite to get a crease line.

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Step 14:

Change the valley fold crease made above to a mountain fold. Tuck the flap of paper underneath the model.

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Step 15:

Turn the model over and repeat.

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Step 16:

Once that is done, turn the “pages” and repeat two more times so all lower flaps are hidden and the shape is like a triangle.

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Step 17:

Flare open the 8 flaps to make it a 3D tree.

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Top view.

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8-Sided tree is done!

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Make a Lucky Star and glue it on top to make it a Christmas tree.

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