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How do you cut a five-point star pattern?

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Cut a five-point star pattern by folding a piece of paper multiple times and cutting along an angled line. You need a pair of scissors and an 8 1/2-by-10-inch piece of paper.

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Get an 8 1/2-inch-by-11-inch piece of paper, and cut 1 inch off the long side so that you have an 8 1/2-by-10-inch piece of paper. Fold the piece of paper in half along the 10-inch side. Next, fold the folded paper in fourths: first along the 8 1/2-inch side and then along the already-folded 10-inch side. The folded paper should now be 4 1/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches in size. Crease the edges, then unfold the paper to the first fold.

With the fold at the top, bring the left corner over to the right side so that the left corner meets the center fold on the right side of the paper, and crease the paper. Take the left corner, fold it back to the newly creased side, and crease the paper again. Fold the right side of the paper along the newest creased line to the left, then fold the right corner back to the creased side. You now have a triangle with flaps at the bottom. Fold the triangle in half, crease the paper, and unfold. Cut the paper diagonally, starting at the right corner of the triangle up through the intersection of creases to just below the top of the pyramid. Unfold the paper, and you have a star.

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