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This one looks a lot trickier than it is. This craft is for 9 years of age and up. The paper needs to be in perfect squares for this ornament, or it will turn out crooked. The paper can be any crisp paper that will fold in a sharp crease. The foil coated papers make beautiful stars, and the paper creases well. Stay away from construction paper and the like, because it folds in a crumbly fashion. For a starter, use squares 4 to 5 inches on a side, then graduate to smaller ones. Fold the paper wrong side up…meaning if you have a piece of paper with 2 different colors, then turn it to the wrong color facing up.
You need a square piece of paper for this craft. If you don’t have square paper, then use the above trick to create a square piece of paper.
Fold the page down on its diaganols…in the picture above, fold B to C and A to D. You should now have an X shaped crease.
Now fold the paper in half twice…in the picture it is A to B and C to D.
Fold each side in to the center of the page and then…
…draw pinch marks.
Cut each line that you see has a dashed pinch mark on it. Only cut it up to the pinch mark.
After you cut these lines…. fold each pair of sides in to the center line as you see in the illustration.
After folding over the spikes of the star, glue the flaps together, with the edges flush. This gives the three-dimensional effect.
Make two of these four-pointed stars, and then glue together back to back, with the points alternating. Run a thread through one spike for hanging on your Christmas tree or anywhere else that you want to decorate for Xmas.
How did you Paper Star Ornament turn out? Did you use special paper like foil paper or colored paper? Let me know in the comments below. And, don’t forget to take a picture and post it with your comment…. I’d love to take a look at it.
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