Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids


Texas Star Yo-Yo Trick

Grab the yo-yo string with the thumb of your free hand.
Grab the yo-yo string with the thumb of your free hand.

The Texas Star Yo-Yo Trick reveals the shining star of Texas in a string formation trick. This trick is also called Ursa Major.

How to Do the Texas Star Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Grab the string with the thumb of your free hand about four to eight inches from the finger-looped end.

Catch the string with your yo-yo hand's pinky finger. Catch the string with your yo-yo hand's pinky finger.
Catch the string with your yo-yo hand's pinky finger.

Step 2: Swing your yo-yo hand down and catch the string four to eight inches below the thumb of your free hand with your yo-yo hand's ring or pinky finger.

Loop the string over your free hand's forefinger. Loop the string over your free hand's forefinger.
Loop the string over your free hand's forefinger.

Step 3: Swing your free hand down and loop the string over the top of your free hand's forefinger.

Insert your yo-yo hand thumb in the string's triangle. Insert your yo-yo hand thumb in the string's triangle.
Insert your yo-yo hand thumb in the string's triangle.

Step 4: Insert your yo-yo thumb through the string triangle. Now grab and pull the hanging string back through the triangle with the back of your thumb.

Reach down with your yo-yo finger and pull the string up. Reach down with your yo-yo finger and pull the string up.
Reach down with your yo-yo finger and pull the string up.

Step 5: Reach down with your yo-yo finger and pull the string a few inches up with the back of the finger.

Open both hands to unfold the star shape. Open both hands to unfold the star shape.
Open both hands to unfold the star shape.

Step 6: Open up both hands and allow the star-shaped formation to appear between your two hands. Presto! You've made a Texas Star.

In the One-Handed Star Yo-Yo Trick, you'll learn how to make a star formation in a whole new way. Read about it on the next page.

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