How to make a
8-Sided Paper Cutting

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.

Let's start:

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.

  1. The picture below shows where to fold the paper on the dashed line.

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  3. Follow the dashed lines and fold the paper in half.

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  5. Follow the dashed line and fold again.

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  7. Follow the dashed line to fold it again, it looks like a triangle shape.

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  9. The last folding step is to fold the triangle again into half on the center coner, it will look like the pictures shows below after you finished.

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    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:

  11. After you print the pattern, you can also make the pattern bigger to fit your cutting, cut it out as the picture shows below.

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  13. You can draw the pattern onto your paper, or you can put the pattern on the folded paper.

  14. Note: Keep the center and the folded paper center in the same direction.

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  15. Then use a pencil to trace the pattern onto the folded paper.

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    Cut the folded paper:

  17. Now use the sissors and start cutting your paper. Always cut the inside lines and smaller parts first.

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  19. And then cut the outside line(s) last.

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  21. After finished the cutting, be careful to open it, because it can be torn easily.

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  23. Now Enjoy your beautiful paper-cutting.

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Video Instructions
How to Make a 8-Sided Fold And Cut

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

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Go to Paper Cutting Tools And Supplies

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