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Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids


One-Handed Star Yo-Yo Trick
Slip your yo-yo hand's pinky finger under the string.
Slip your yo-yo hand's pinky finger under the string.

Now that you've learned how to form a star with two hands in the Texas Star Yo-Yo Trick, try forming a star with only one hand in the One-Handed Star Yo-Yo Trick. This trick is also called Ursa Minor.

How to Do the One-Handed Star Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Hold your yo-yo hand upright with the string hanging down from the middle finger. Slip your little finger inside the string.

Turn your hand and slip your forefinger under the string.
Turn your hand and slip your forefinger under the string.

Step 2: Turn your hand slightly and slip your forefinger under the string.

Loop the string around your ring finger.
Loop the string around your ring finger.

Step 3: Twist your hand slightly in the opposite direction and loop the string around your ring finger.

Loop the string around your thumb and display the star.
Loop the string around your thumb and display the star.

Step 4: Turn your hand again in the opposite direction and loop it around your thumb. Then, twist your hand downward and pick up the string so that it loops around your middle finger, completing the formation of the small star.

Step 5: Open your hand to display the star.

The Through the Tunnel Yo-Yo Trick is a variation on the Walk the Dog trick. Learn how to perform it on the next page.

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