How to make an origami star

How to Make an Origami Star

How to Make an Origami Star

How to make an origami start like we had at last weekend’s Under the Stars charity event at Studio fifty three.
The theme of the night was ‘Under the Stars’. Part of the decorations were 60 of these gorgeous paper Origami stars.
We had a working bee and 5 of us got together and folded, glued, snipped and….. we may have sipped a glass of wine or two. They are easy to make and really quite addictive. These are the steps of how to make an origami star!

You will Need

2 x Squares of Paper we used 30cm x 30cm

Pencil

Ruler

Scissors

Glue

Paper clips

Sticky Tape

Fishing Line

Step 1

Firstly fold paper in half, then turn paper around and repeat the fold.

Fold along the diagonals.

Hint : Use the edge of a ruler to get crisp folds

The four folds in the paper.

The four folds in the paper.

 

Step 2& 3

On the folds of the flat sides of the paper measure up 6.5 cm and cut up to that point.

Measure from the flat sides of the paper

Measure from the flat sides of the paper

 

 

Cut to your mark.

Cut to your mark.

 

 

 

 

Step 4

 Fold paper into the centre and line up the diagonal line to form a point. Repeat on all corners.

.Folding to form points

.Folding to form points

 

 

 

 

Step 5

 Apply glue to one side of the point and fold the other side over it. Press to stick together. Repeat for the other three points. Set it aside to dry.

Hint : I used paper clips to hold the paper in place until the glue dried.

Glue one side of the point.

Glue one side of the point.

Paper clips keep the folds in place till the glue dries.

Paper clips keep the folds in place till the glue dries.

 

 Step 5

Repeat all the steps again to make an identical star. Line up the star halves, then add glue around the centre and gently squeeze together.

Hint : I placed the finished star on a glass to dry.

Glue around the centre.

Glue around the centre.

 

 

Let the glue dry.

Let the glue dry.

 

 

 

Step 6

I added some sticky tape at the end of one of the points to add extra strength, then with a needle threaded a piece of fishing line through.

Presto all ready to hang.

An eight point star.

An eight point star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the origami stars we made on mass and it looked amazing. At the end of the night we sold them off and made some extra money for our charities.

Sixty Black & White Stars were made for our event 'Under the Stars'

Sixty Black & White Stars were made for our event ‘Under the Stars’

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