All this cold weather is serving as a reminder that the festive season is fast approaching! If you’re looking for simple Christmas ornaments to decorate your home and let in some of that festive cheer then this is the paper craft project for you! It’s also great if you’re looking for Christmas crafts for kids. This step by step tutorial will help you make these adorable chunky origami style stars.
I can remember learning how to make them at school and being enchanted by the simplicity – I ended up making hundreds! They can be strung into bracelets, put into bowls with other festive creations to grace the Christmas coffee table, hung on ribbons, stuck onto Christmas cards – the possibilities are endless with these versatile little stars! So, what are we waiting for, lets get cracking.
First you will need to cut some strips of paper, approximately a quarter of an inch thick (or 7mm) and the length of an A4 piece of paper. It’s easiest to use a guillotine or paper cutter if you have one. If not, draw a straight line with a ruler down the side of an A4 piece of paper and try to cut with scissors as straight as you can!
Then ‘tie’ the paper in a knot. You don’t want to be tugging it too much, just start with a loose knot and gently pull it tighter so that it sits at one end of the strip.
As well as a long strip coming out of one side of your knot, you’ll have a little stubby bit of paper stuck out the other side. Just neatly tear it off using the side of the knot as a guide.