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Make paper stars - templates and instructions for folding

  • Make origami star
    • Instructional Video
  • Christmas paper star
  • Stars tinker with the paper cut
  • Tinker Bascetta star
    • Instructional Video

Stars are welcome forms. Whether at Christmas or to match the individual furnishing style - paper stars are popular decoration elements. We have put together four craft instructions for you, with which you can easily make paper stars. From the simple origami star to the complicated Bascetta star, beginners as well as professionals will find the suitable crafting instruction. With our four templates, including pictures, you will succeed in some cases in just a few minutes of noble paper stars. DIY is on the rise, also in terms of decorations. Take the opportunity to create beautiful paper stars that you can decoratively decorate later.

Make origami star

You need:

  • a square sheet of paper
  • scissors
  • needle and thread

Fold an origami star like this:

Step 1: First fold the square paper in the middle.

Step 2: Now, with the closed side down, fold the bottom left corner of the rectangle along the outside edge to the top edge and open it again. Repeat this fold down with the upper left corner.

Step 3: Now devote yourself to the right half. Fold the lower right corner of the rectangle toward the center created by the pleats in step 2.

Step 4: Now take the point that led to the center of the folds in step 2 in the fingers and fold it back, right along the right outer edge.

Step 5: Now fold the lower left corner of the folded paper along the left outer edge of the diamond-shaped part on the right side. This is how the paper should look like:

Step 6: In this step, turn the paper over on the back and put it in front of you:

Flip the bottom half up so that two bottom edges are flush.

Step 7: Several edges are now visible on the surface. Cut the paper apart with the scissors at the longest of these three edges, so that you get a right triangle and a rest.

Step 8: Open the triangle and you get a prefolded, regular pentagon. Fold all the folds you can see again.

Step 9: Now it gets a bit complicated. But we have numbered the corners for a better understanding. Place the pentagon on the table in front of you with a point (1) pointing upwards. Flip the bottom edge over the midpoint so that the two corners (3 and 4) touch the fold lines of corners 2 and 5. Fold this fold again and repeat the step with all other sides.

Step 10: Now fold up one of the folds from step 9 (eg corners 4 and 5). Then take the lower edge (corner 3) in your fingers and fold it upwards. During this flap take corner 4 and fold it to the top left. Fold everything up again.

Step 11: Repeat step 10 with all other pages. Simply place the pentagon each time so that the edge is on the left.

Step 12: Now the folds are increasingly taking on the contours of a star. To form the star now requires some skill. Put the pentagon back in front of you with a tip upwards. Reshape the middle folds on all five of the pentagons, making them look almost like a star. Now try to take all corners in both hands and bring them together in the middle. You will notice that the tips move in a circle direction by themselves. Take care that every fold is neatly folded and then the star can be flattened nicely.

Step 13: Turn the star on the back. On this is now a smaller pentagon. This has to disappear, then the star is finished. Take the lower half of a point and fold it upwards. The tip is halved, so narrower and sharper.

Step 14: Turn the star a bit further and repeat the process from step 13. Finally, fold all the other tips in this way. At the last tip you have to do the folding under the first of the five tips.

The origami star is ready!

In order to be able to hang the paper star as a decoration, whether for Christmas or a birthday party, it only needs a hole. You can easily prick it into one of the five tips with a needle or a sharp pencil - thread, knot or knot thread, yarn or wool - that's it!

Instructional Video

Christmas paper star

You need this:

  • 2 times square construction paper
  • scissors
  • Ruler or Geodreieck
  • pencil
  • craft glue

How to proceed:

Step 1: Take a sheet of square paper to hand. Fold it twice on the diagonal. Open this fold and apply the paper to the back. There you fold the square at its vertical and horizontal axis. Also open this fold.

Step 2: Now cut the vertical and horizontal folds from step 1. All in all, that's four cuts.

Tip: If you mark half of the respective line, the cuts on all four sides are the same at the end.

Step 3: Now the star is folded up. Turn to one corner of the square. Pass the two halves of the corner towards the fold. Fold both halves along this midline. Repeat this step for all other three corners.

Step 4: Now the two halves of the beam are superimposed so that a cavity is created. Glue the halves together. Repeat this with all the other three tips.

The first star is ready.

Step 5: Now Repeat steps 1 through 4 with a second sheet of paper.

Step 6: Now the two halves of the star with the open sides staggered together.

If you attach the paper star to a string, it will certainly look good on the tree or in the window at Christmas.

Stars tinker with the paper cut

You need this:

  • square paper (plain or patterned, 10 cm x 10 cm, 15 cm x 15 cm or 20 cm x 20 cm)
  • scissors

How to proceed:

Step 1: Pick up a square piece of paper and fold it into a triangle. For this, one diagonal half is folded onto the other.

Step 2: Lay the triangle with the right-angled tip upwards. Fold both the right and left tips towards this middle point.

Step 3: Flip the left side up and back around. This again creates a triangle, but a smaller one.

Step 4: Now point the middle tip up again as in step 2. Now cut. Cut different slits, holes and curves into the paper as you like. All layers of the paper are always exactly on top of each other. Let your creativity run free in paper cutting. The results will surprise you.

Caution: The points and cuts must not completely over the closed side of the triangle run, otherwise the star falls apart at the end.

Step 5: Open the paper. The playful cut star is ready and waiting for many brothers!

Threaded on a string, paper stars in the paper cut make a particularly good garland. The next party can come.

Tinker Bascetta star

You need:

  • 30 square sheets of paper
  • bonefolder

How to proceed:

Step 1: Take the first sheet of paper and fold it in the middle.

Step 2: Open the paper again and place it in front of you so that the fold runs horizontally. Fold now left, top and right, bottom corner to this line - the tips should almost touch.

Step 3: Then turn the paper over to the back and, as in the next picture, point the tips to the left and right.

Step 4: Fold the two parallel long sides along the fold line from step 1.

Step 5: Turn the paper over again. In front of you is a parallelogram.

Step 6: Fold down the right top tip so that it goes down vertically. Repeat this process with the left lower tip pointing upwards.

Step 7: Flip over protruding elements so that the entire shape gives a rhombus.

Step 8: The two tips of the rhombus are now folded on each other - creating a triangle.

Step 9: Now apply every eight steps to the remaining 29 sheets of paper.

Step 10: Now join three of the elements together. To illustrate this, we always use two orange parts and a green element, as well as two green parts and an orange element in a triad. For this they must be opened on one side. Insert the unfolded sides into each other to create a three-pointed star.

Make sure that the third element has the construct completely closed. This is how it looks like:

Step 11: Now add seven more elements in a circle to this structure. Leave everything lying flat on the table with the tips protruding upwards - this will give you an idea of ​​where to place the elements. Again and again, add an element that ultimately the tips always consist of either two oranges and one green part or one orange and two green parts. Once you have done that, the figure should have five points that stick up and lie flat on the table in front of you:

Step 12: Now complete the flat five ends on the table, each with two other elements.

Step 13: Once you've done that, go on like this: now connect two adjacent ends not belonging to the same module and add a third. So again results in a tip of the star. Repeat with all other ends. Then the star should look like this from below:

Step 14: Now you have five ends. These must now be closed. Add two elements to one of these ends - a point is created. Now you go in a circle along the tips - link the last element, which you have attached to the adjacent element. Add one more to that - now you have a tip. Now continue with the remaining ends.

Instructional Video

As you can see, the Bascetta star is more advanced. But it's worth the effort. As an eye-catcher on the shelf or on the sideboard, this paper star is a real eye-catcher - your guests will be impressed.

If you do not have enough colorful paper at home, you can also fold the Bascetta star out of newspaper. The DIY look of the newspaper fits above all into colorful households.

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