How to make folded star Christmas ornaments

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How to make folded star Christmas ornaments
Make stars out of paper to hang on the Christmas tree. (Getty Thinkstock)

String up origami stars on the Christmas tree or around the house. This origami star pattern is for a beginner level crafter and has just a few steps. Make them out of colourful Christmas wrapping paper, and let your children fold the stars and glue strings to hang them. These simple folded star ornaments are entertaining for the entire family.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Fishing line
  • Star stickers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use a ruler to measure an equilateral triangle shape, and mark the sides with a pencil; the larger the triangle, the bigger the final star. An appropriate size for beginners is 12.5 cm (5 inches). Then cut out the triangle.

  2. 2

    Fold the bottom-right tip of the triangle to the top tip, then unfold. Fold the bottom-left tip of the triangle to the top tip, then unfold.

  3. 3

    Fold the top tip down to the centre, which is where the "X" meets. Fold the right and left tips to the centre. Unfold all three tips.

  4. 4

    Fold the top tip down to the bottom of the triangle. Fold the same tip back along the crease you made in Step 3. Fold the right tip over to the left side. Fold the same tip back along the crease made in Step 3. Repeat with the left tip.

  5. 5

    Slip the top of the left flap under the right side of the top flap.

  6. 6

    Cut a piece of fishing line 10 cm (4 inches) in length. Make a loop with the fishing line, and press the two ends to the top tip of the star. Hold the string in place with a star sticker. Turn the star over to see the completed ornament.

Tips and warnings

  • You can make a triangle with a square piece of paper. Fold the paper in half vertically, from left to right. Fold the top-right tip over to the left so the bottom-right tip folds in half. Cut the paper along the fold. The left part will open up to a triangle.

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