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Folded Paper Stars

Folded Paper Stars
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Stephanie Sims
167 Projects

These pretty stars are simple and fun enough that you can make a ton and hang them everywhere!

What You'll Need

How We Did It

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Paper chains and stars are just a part of the holidays, aren't they? We'll just smile and get out the glitter!
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We started with an 8x10 piece of paper, and folded it in half.
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We needed to know the half-point here, too--it can be measured, or folded to find the half mark.
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We rotated the paper so that the fold was on the left side, then folded the top corner down to the marked point on the edge.
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We took the bottom left, and folded it up,
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then took the top edge,
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and folded it down,
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and tucked it inside our previous fold.
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Now we had this, and we positioned our scissors to cut at this angle, toward about half-way up. This particular paper was heavy construction paper, so Maddie needed help with the cutting.

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We unfolded.... and had our star! Some of the folds were backwards, so we shaped
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and reinforced them to lie properly.
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Time for the pretties!
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Beautiful, sparkly stars for beautiful, sparkly holidays.

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hi

posted by: caelyn on 9.21.2013

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Just curious: what did you reinforce with? How? I love this project - am curious what to do with the remains...maybe a reverse star for something large - like a present?

posted by: Michele on 12.17.2012

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Hi Michele, we didn't use anything, I meant re-crease the stars, so that the middles (the points of the stars) were out, and the others were inverted, as pictured. We just used our fingers! :)

posted by: Stephanie on 12.18.2012

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My son, 3 years old, had a great time making these but for the younger kids I would suggest precutting them. It got confusing as to where/how to cut if he folded the star backwards and the paper was a bit too thick for him as well. Just a heads up, as with all things toddler, expect excess everything. (Glue and Glitter) Lay down the newspaper before hand!

posted by: Jessica on 12.6.2012

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Love this! I'm definitely trying this with my little guy tonight.

posted by: Bianca on 11.30.2012

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let us know how they turn out! i'm wondering if my 4 year old could do this. these are beautiful but maybe too complicated for my daughter right now.

posted by: Donna on 11.30.2012

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