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12.19.2011

How to Make a Paper Window Star



These are the very basic directions to make a paper window star. You'll need to have some kite paper, about 7.50 for one hundred sheets, but you could use tissue paper until you get some. My eight year old boy was able to make the folds quite easily but my six year old was struggling with them a bit.
Truly easy to make and lovely to look at. 

Start with 8 sheets of square paper in your choice of colors.

Take one sheet and fold it in half



and then in half again.



Open and lay flat


now fold each corner to the center, crease carefully.



the fold two sides like so and set it aside.





Repeat 7 more times.

The glue them overlapping like this, glue sticks work really well here,


tuck the last one in under the first one so the pattern repeats.




 The window stars can be hung on the window with a dot of glue from a glue stick. The glue will hold the star perfectly and will easily wash off later.




This one is hanging on my window and the one in this tutorial is going to my mom's house.



 Peace and Love--




8 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous setting for the star (mountain behind), delightful.

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  2. Oh THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK You for sharing this. I've always wanted to know how to make this and now I do. I'll be making these for my new home, we are hoping to move in January next year - yipee can't wait to leave the cold and rain in Scotland, for the cold and rain in Wales, U.K

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  3. i'll make one, that's for sure! even if it won't end up on the window but in my art journal, as i love how the colors work together. thanks for sharing :)))

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  4. How cute! I love colorful things for the windows. Now I wish I had some kids :-D

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  5. That is simply beautiful, ESPECIALLY with the scenery outside the window!

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  6. That is simply beautiful, ESPECIALLY with the scenery outside the window!

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