Difficulty: Very Easy
Fold 1 to 1.
Fold 2 to 2.
Fold 3 to 3.
Fold 4 to 4.
Fold 5 to 5.
Fold 6 to 6.
Fold 7 to 7.
Fold 8 to 8.
The final product should be a triangle. Place the tip of your thumb on one 6, and the second knuckle of that same hand's index finger on the other 6. Make sure the hypotenuse is facing back towards your shoulder (see picture below for an example). Raise it above your head, then forcefully bring it down as if you're throwing a ball (but don't let go). Air pressure will force an inside layer of paper to the outside of the fold out, creating a loud noise. Before it can be used again, that layer must be pushed back inside. Experiment with different types of paper to see what makes the best sound.
Fold 1 to 1, crease, and unfold.
Fold 2 to 2, crease, and unfold.
Fold 3 to 3, crease, and unfold.
Fold 4 to 4, crease, and unfold.
Fold 5a to 5a, 5b to 5b, and 5c to 5c. This should produce a three-dimensional result.
Fold 6a to 6a and 6b to 6b, crease, and unfold.
Fold 7a to 7a and 7b to 7b, crease, and unfold.
This last step is the trickiest step: To create the hoop, fold one of the "wings" into the other (they are both double-layered) until they stay on their own.
This fold may be used as a target for the origami catapult (see June 2 blog).
My 8 March 2013 blog about origami prompted me to launch a second blog, one dedicated solely to origami. This way, as I complete instructional sheets, I can post them directly to this blog and it will not interfere with my Beatles blog.