Sunday, May 22, 2011

Make your own Patriotic Stars, with paper

Supplies Needed:
Paper (any type) Red, White, Blue
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Take your first piece of paper, I used scrapbook paper 12 x 12.

Fold it in half.

Fold it in half again.

Now cut out the four squares you just made, by folding the paper.

You will need 6 squares. 

Fold your square to make a triangle.

Cut starting where you made the fold up one side. Make sure you don't cut all the way up. Then go to the other side and make another cut.

Repeat 2 more cuts on both sides.

This is what you should have.

Unfold the triangle. 

Starting from the middle, glue your points together.

Then flip it over and glue the next two points together.

Then you will flip it again and glue those two points. Flip it once more and glue those two points together. it should look like this when you are done.

Once you have all 6 squares glued we will start building the star.

Take the ends and glue three ends together.

Three ends glued together, repeat this with the other three pieces.

Now you will glue both of the three sides you just glued together. Take the points and glue them together.

Now you will go around in a circle and glue the start together. That way it all stays put, you will do this by gluing all the squares together with the outside pieces.

Take some string, ribbon, tulle, what ever you want and put it through at a point...

.... and hang it up!

You can make these for any holiday! I made a bunch of these at Christmas time and hung them in our front room window. They look great as a snowflake! But we also like them as a star.

If you make one please share it on our Flickr group. We love seeing what everyone makes!

1 comment:

  1. What would happen if you use the full 12x12 paper?


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