I love a fun and simple paper craft. There is something about just being able to whip out a bunch of items in a short amount of time that is very gratifying. A couple of years ago, I came across a super awesome blog called Kate’s Creative Space. Kate has so many amazing projects and fun ideas that she has shared. One of my favorite, yet easy, projects is her 3D paper stars, so I’m sharing my version of these Festive Six Point Paper Stars and how I did them.
Paper stars can be used for so many occasions as wall decor, garlands, package tags and even inexpensive ornaments for a tree. Here are the supplies that I used to make mine:
I actually used a pen here, just so it would show up a little better.
Start by measuring the diameter of the round object and dividing that in 2. Keep that number in mind. (My bowl measured 5 inches across on the side that I would be tracing around, so my measurement to remember was 2.5 inches. Geometry fact: that’s the radius!)
Trace around the bowl and mark a starting point along the line. Measure with the ruler around the rim from the starting point and mark six equidistant points around the circle using the predetermined radius measurement.
Next, connect all alternating points with a line. This will look like two triangles overlapping.
Then, cut out the star with super awesome gold scissors!
To make the star 3 dimensional, fold the star in half, with the right sides facing, along each of the INNER points. Do this 3 times total.
After that, fold the star in half, with the wrong sides facing, along each of the OUTER points. Again, make 3 folds.
The star should now be 3D. Refold and score again to make the angles pop!
These adorable stars are so fun and you can make a bunch of them in a short time, assuming you are not documenting the process with a camera in crappy lighting. *wink*
So, grab some fun paper and get to work making your holidays FESTIVE!