This is a really simple Christmas star paper craft which creates such a beautiful effect. A great way to use sheets of scrap book paper too…. one of many easy Christmas crafts to try along with us.
For this activity you will need:
- A five pointed star template
- Sheets of 12×12 craft paper
- A ruler
- A scalpel
- A pencil
- A needle and thread to hang
First things first create your template. I used a protractor and compass to get mine straight but you can print one off to trace quite easily. My cardboard template has two sizes – one smaller inside and one larger on the outside.
Use your template and pencil to draw your stars on to paper before cutting out carefully with a scalpel. You can fit one of each size easily on to a sheet of paper.
Once you have done this you need to create score lines along a straight line from the tip of a point joining to the opposite dip between points – take care not to cut through your paper.
Once you have done this you need to squeeze to fold the longer points with a pinch and then fold the smaller inner lines in the opposite direction.
The finished folds leave you with a 3D paper star which is perfect to hang. I poke a hole with a needle and use thread to hang these up in the window.
You can use thread to attach a larger and smaller star together to make a mobile or group several smaller ones to create a Garland. You could fold and then cut to make a star with a cut pattern or make a giant star for a centre piece. Once you know the knack these are such a simple activity and so versatile when you can choose your colour scheme too.
I have lots of other Christmas crafts for kids for you to explore on my blog – let us know if you try any of these out!