Once launched, the Star Crusher immediately goes on a hunt for enemy aircrafts by turning, diving, and swooping.
Step 1: Start with a regular piece of rectangle paper that’s 8.5 x 11.0 inches (215.9 x 279.4 mm).
Step 2: Fold in half lengthwise.
Step 3: Unfold. We just need the crease.
Step 4: Turn the paper over.
Step 5: Fold the top edge to the right edge. Make the top right corner as pointy as possible.
Step 6: Unfold.
Step 7: Now fold the top edge to the left edge.
Step 8: Unfold.
Step 9: Turn the paper over.
Step 10: Fold the top down at the center of the “X” crease, so that the top corners touch the starting points of the creases at the bottom.
Step 11: Unfold.
Step 12: Turn the paper over.
Step 13: Place your finger at the center of the “X” crease and push down so that the paper pops in.
Step 14: Bring the two creases on the sides together to collapse the paper into a triangle.
Step 15: Fold the left flap of the triangle up about a thumb’s width from the center.
Step 16: Turn the paper over.
Step 17: Fold the left half over to the right.
Step 18: Pick up the paper to help your fold the other flap better.
Step 19: Fold the other flap up and make sure it lines up with the first flap like in the third picture.
Step 20: Open up the plane and it should look like this.
Step 21: Fold the top part of the left flap in like this. You may need to use your fingernail like I did to help make a good fold.
Step 22: Unfold it. We’re just making a crease.
Step 23: Now we’re going to crease it the other way. Fold the left flap to the right.
Step 24: Crease it again by folding in the top part of that flap.
Step 25: Unfold it again.
Step 26: Bring that flap back to the left side.
Step 27: Open up that flap.
Step 28: Squeeze at the crease to create a “fang” like thing and fold it up.
Step 29: We’re going to do the same to the right flap. Fold in the top part of the right flap (and fold the other way to make the next step of squeezing the creases easier), unfold, then open up that flap.
Step 30: Like earlier, squeeze at the crease to create a “fang” like thing and fold it up.
Step 31: This is what your plane should look like so far.
Step 32: Turn the paper over.
Step 33: Fold in the top part as far as it will go.
Step 34: Fold the left half over to the right.
Step 35: Place your fingernail at the bottom corner of the “fang” and fold the wing over to the left at a slight angle.
Step 36: Turn the paper over.
Step 37: Now fold this wing over to line up with the first wing.
Step 38: Fold in the wing’s fin. When folding, the crease (and edge of the fin) should be parallel with the edge of the base.
Step 39: Turn the paper over.
Step 40: Fold this fin to line up with the first fin.
Step 41: Open up the wings and fins.
Step 42: When holding the plane, the wings should be angled a bit and the fins should stand straight up.
Step 43: Now it’s ready for some epic space battles. Hold the middle of the star crusher like this and launch it. To shoot imaginary laser beams, say “pew, pew, pew”!