8-sided (16 repeats) fold and cut paper cutting is one of the most popular fold and cut methods that people like to do.
The 8-sided fold and cut paper cuttings are more delicate compared to the 4-sided cuttings
It because after you fold the paper, it will have 16 layers. It is harder to cut compared to 6-sided snowflake (12 repeats), 5-sided (10 repeats), and 4-sided (8 repeats) fold and cut.
The cutting will be harder to cut, so I suggest to use thinner paper to make the cutting a little easier to handle for kids age 8-12 or older.
8-Sided Paper Folding methods
8-sided paper folding methods is basicly like the 4-sided folding methods, with one extra folding step.
We need a piece of squared paper, the size can be any sized you want, but not small than 4" x 4", I recomand 6" x 6" squared paper for your first practice.
The picture below shows you how to fold the paper. Remember always fold the colored side of the paper inside, if your paper is colored on one side. You will draw the pattern on the white side.
Find the pattern that you would like to cut, print the pattern as much as many times as you like, they are free to download.
Download the 8-Sided Fold and Cut Patterns
Cut the Pattern:
Cut the folded paper:
You can go to the follow links to try other fold and cut paper cuttings:
Symmetrical (2-Sided) Fold and Cut Patterns
4-Sided Fold and Cut Patterns
5-Sided Paper Folding and Cut Patterns
Snowflakes (6-Sided Paper) Folding and Cut Patterns
Chains Paper Cutting Patterns