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How to Make Paper Origami Stars

Updated February 21, 2017

Stars are some of the easiest shapes to make with origami paper. These stars are fun to make can be a great project for kids or adults. Once you get the hang of it, start a wishing jar of origami stars by writing a wish on the inside of a star before you fold it and then toss it into a glass jar. Use these simple steps to guide you in creating your own paper origami stars.

Cut a strip of origami paper that is 8 inches by 1/2 inch.

Fold down about 1 1/2 inches of the strip. If you want the coloured side to show when the star is finished, then be sure that the coloured side what you see of the folded piece.

Use the folded piece and fold it up so that its right side meets the left side of the long, white strip. Fold the excess tail around the back. It should create a hexagon.

Fold up the long, white tail so that it meets the angle of the right side of the hexagon.

Continue to wrap the tail around the shape of the hexagon, doing so neatly and tightly.

Tuck the last little piece of it under the fold of the last wraparound.

Hold between thumb and forefinger and, using a finger on your other hand, dent one side in with a nail. Dent the other four sides carefully. This is the hardest part, as if the star hexagon was not wrapped tightly enough, it tends to bend instead of dent neatly.

Try making larger stars by increasing the length and width of the strip, or smaller stars by decreasing the length and width.

Things You'll Need

  • Origami paper strip
  • Scissors
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