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Making a Folded Paper Star


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September 6, 2018

Folded Paper Star - folded paper starEvery time the month of September starts, we also start thinking of decorations for Christmas. We usually decorate every September and sometimes we remove them on February or March. It's our one thrifty way to save time and money during the Christmas season, so today I started making a paper star which I might be able to use as decoration.

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Supplies:

  • 6 pieces square origami papers of the same exact sizes
Folded Paper Star- paper squares
 

Steps:

  1. Start with the paper colored side up. Fold in half horizontally, then in half again vertically as shown. Crease then open it out.
  2. Folded Paper Star - with colored side up fold in half horizontally and then vertically, crease and open up
     
  3. Turn the paper and fold in half diagonally in both directions. Crease well then open out again.
  4. Folded Paper Star - diagonal fold
     
    Folded Paper Star - turn over and crease diagonally and open up
     
  5. Hold the points from the horizontal fold and bring them both to the center point in the bottom line and flatten.
  6. Folded Paper Star - hold points from horizontal fold and bring together
     
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  7. Fold bottom corners to top point then unfold.
  8. Folded Paper Star - fold bottom corners to the top
     
    Folded Paper Star - unfold
     
  9. Make five more to make six altogether.
  10. Folded Paper Star - repeat to make five more
     
  11. To join modules, slip one set of "legs" into another set of legs.
  12. Folded Paper Star - join by slipping one set of legs into another set
     
  13. Push the legs as far as they will go.
  14. Folded Paper Star - push in as far as they will go
     
  15. Pull the center crease outwards, making it into a mountain fold.
  16. Folded Paper Star - pull center crease outward to make a mountain fold
     
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  17. Continue adding more modules to build a star repeating the same steps as you go.
  18. Folded Paper Star - add more pieces and repeat for all five pieces
     
  19. Done.
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November 29, 2016

This page is about making 3D paper star Christmas ornaments. Recycle gift wrap or other paper to make a folded paper decoration for your holiday tree.

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September 16, 2019

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.

3D Kirigami Paper Stars - two stars, one yellow and one orange

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May 30, 2019

These pretty little stars are made by folding scraps of paper. All you need is small strips of recycled paper in whatever color or pattern you desire.

Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - stars spilling from jar

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