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Folded Paper Christmas Stars

Make stars to hang on Christmas trees, easily, recycling simple household items like blank papers and used gift-wraps.

Approximate Time: less than an hour

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Supplies:

  • paper scraps (the stiffer the better :)
  • used gift-wraps
  • pencil
  • scale
  • scissors
  • glue
  • cellotape
  • thread and needle

Materials needed for project.

 

Instructions:

  1. First draw the star on a piece of paper, as shown.
  2. Then, cut along the edges.
  3. Draw straight lines joining the corners and intersections, as shown in image (1)
  4. First stage of drawing the fold lines.
     

  5. Follow image (2), cut along the red-lines, and fold along the purple and blue ones in the same direction.
  6. Drawing with cut lines marked.
     

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  7. Fold the green lines, in the opposite direction. Refer to image (3) for the folds.
  8. Drawing, cut, and fold lines marked on part two of photo, and photo of folded plain paper star.
     

  9. Join the free edges together, using cellotape. Refer to the pictures to get an idea of how it would look from the front and the back.
  10. Front and back view of plain paper folded star.
     

  11. Using glue, cover the star with a wrapping paper. Make a small hole on the star with the needle and tie a thread through it for hanging your star on the Christmas tree, or wherever else you wanna hang it :) Completed stars, one iridescent silver and one red.
     

    And... its done! Stars hanging in a tree.

     

    By Gunja from West Bengal, India

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December 22, 20110 found this helpful

That's very pretty! I want to try this!

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November 18, 20170 found this helpful

I would love to try this too

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