Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars

Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 9y - 16y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Megan Wu
Get ready for Memorial Day weekend with this banner of 3D stars. These DIY stars are super simple, once you learn the technique of making a single petal. As you create each petal, the 3D stars will start to come into form. You can experiment with different layers, sizes, and shapes, making these DIY stars great for any occasion.

How We Did It

Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Gather the materials for your 3D stars.
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Cut your colored paper into squares. You'll need 6 squares to make a star. You can make the squares any size you want. We made 3-inch squares for our first start.
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars

Fold your square in half diagonally.

Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Make your cutting guidelines by lightly sketching a small triangle in the middle. Then, draw two sets of lines on either side that do not meet in the middle.
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Cut out the small triangle from the middle. Then, cut along the other lines to make two slits of each side of the triangle you just cut. Make sure you don't cut all the way to the center line.
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Open the square back up. Fold the middle two corners together. Use double-sided tape to secure them.
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Flip the star over again. Tape the last two points together. You have one star petal done!
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Flip the star over again. Tape the last two points together. You have one star petal done!
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Repeat steps 3–8 until you have 6 separate star petals.
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars
Now double-sided tape or hot glue to secure the points of each star petal together to create a 6-pointed star.
Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars

Continue making stars! Try experimenting with extra slits in step 4–5, or change the number of petals in each star. Don't forget that you can also use any colors of paper that you like!


String up your stars and enjoy the festive decorations at your next barbecue!

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My child and I completed Red, White, and Blue 3D Stars. Glued them to child's room wall for design.

posted by: Sophia on 7.8.2016

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