Making 3D Kirigami Paper Stars

Category Paper
Similar to origami, kirigami is a paper folding technique that does require some cutting to make your finished creation. It is perfect for making 3D paper stars to use as decorations.


Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

This is a simple way to make 3D stars from paper with a technique called kirigami. Kirigami is similar to origami except it uses some cutting with scissors, whereas origami is just folding. These stars make fantastic decorations on their own, or hanging from string.

Total Time: 10 minutes per star


  • origami, craft, or construction paper
  • scissors


  1. Cut your paper into perfect squares. I used 7" x 7" sheets, 1 per star.
  2. Advertisement

  3. Fold a sheet in half horizontally.
  4. Fold the top left corner down into a triangle. Unfold the triangle.
  5. Fold the bottom left corner up into a triangle. Unfold.
  6. You will see a folded X on the left side of the rectangle.
  7. Fold the top right corner in so it hits the middle of the X.
  8. Advertisement

  9. Now fold that same bit outwards so it's flush with the line fold on the right.
  10. Bring the left upper corner down so it makes a flush line with the spine.
  11. Press down firmly so it all holds in place.
  12. Fold the triangle on the left side under the right side.
  13. Advertisement

  14. Now cut across and into the little triangle on the left, all the way through to the other side. Remove all the bits of paper from the right side.
  15. Unfold the triangles to find this almost-star shape.
  16. Now reinforce your creases so the main bits of the star are folded down and the pieces between are folded up. Alternating them gives the beautiful 3D pop.
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 2

In This Page
Crafts PaperSeptember 16, 2019
Coronavirus Tips
Pest Control
Back to School Ideas!
Summer Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-18 21:15:49 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question