To make an origami star, you will need:
- of the squares of Japanese paper measuring 6cm by 6cm , depending on the number of stars you wish to make ( 1 square corresponding to 1 star ) and in the colors of your choice but preferably plain.
- a pair of scissors
- a pencil
NB: The folding to make a simple origami star is the same as that of the flat origami cherry blossom ! The final cut is just not the same.
- Take your square of paper, white side facing you. Fold it in half along the dotted lines to mark a first median.
- Fold in half along the dotted lines, to mark a second middle and unfold.
- Mark the diagonals of the small square on the right (by folding down the top right corner, bottom left corner and the bottom right corner, top left corner). Unfold.
- Fold the bottom left corner of your fold at the intersection of the diagonals marked previously.
- On the left part of your fold, superimpose the two lines indicated by continuous lines, so as to fold your flap in two as indicated by the dotted lines.
- On the right part of your fold, superimpose the two lines indicated by continuous lines, so as to fold your flap in two as indicated by the dotted lines.
- Fold your figure in half, folding the right part “under” the left part.
- You get this.
- Using a pencil, trace your figure as shown.
- Then cut out the figure following your pencil line.
TADA! Your flat 5-pointed origami star is ready!
TRICK - Once your stars are made, you can mount them on a garland for example! To do this, I cut a nice length of wire and I “sandwiched” it, using a dot of glue, between the folding of my star and a small paper cutout made with a star-shaped hole punch.
Accompany your Christmas stars with other decorations by consulting our article: “6 DIY Christmas decorations” .
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Did you know this folding?
On what support would you like to use your flat 5-pointed origami star?
The garland, the suspension or the greeting card?