So, you've folded a 6 pointed snowflake, and you want to try something a little bit harder. (And really, I would suggest doing at least one 6 pointed snowflake before trying this one, because this one is just a tiny bit harder.)
So, here we go--a 5 pointed snowflake.
We start with the same few steps as the 6 pointed snowflake. Fold your 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half "hamburger style".
Next, Find the center of the fold.
Here's where it starts getting exciting. Fold up the corner of your paper (with the end of the fold at that little crease you made) to form two angles, one twice as wide as the other. If you have a protractor, the larger angle is about 72 ([180/5]x2) degrees and the second is about 36 degrees (180/5), but usually I just eyeball it.
If you don't want to eyeball it, you can print a pattern from this page and cut it out as a guide.
Next, pull up the other corner. Fold right up against the other fold. (I'm not sure the best way to word that. Just look at the picture.)
If you care about the math, you now have two 36-ish degree angles.
Flip your paper over and fold it in half.
Cut off the top on the lines as shown, and you're ready to go! If you want ideas on designing a snowflake, take a look at my post with ideas and suggestions. Or just go crazy doing your own thing. That's OK too.
If you want to show us your cool 5 pointed snowflake, put a link in the comments!
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