Fold an Octagon II

octagon from paper folds

Here is an alternate way to fold an octagon from a square piece of paper.


  1. Start with a square piece of paper
  2. fold diagonalsFold the square in half along both diagonals. Open.
  3. bisect angles formed by diagonalsFold the edge of the paper to the diagonal so the crease goes through the corner of the paper. Open.
  4. bisect all angles formed by diagonalsRepeat step 3 for each corner and each diagonal.
  5. octagon Those creases form a regular octagon.