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Christmas Craft: Christmas Star

Make this beautiful Christmas star craft to decorate your tree or home. You can make several and hang them from doorknobs, banisters, windows or anywhere to add a special Christmas look.Follow the directions for this origami craft carefully to get the desired results.

What you need:

scissors
2 sheets of letter-size paper, any colour
ruler
pencil
string or ribbon
hole punch
tape or stapler
glue and glitter (optional)

What you do:

1. Fold each piece of paper in half lengthwise, then fold the long open ends out towards the first fold (see diagram).
 
 
2. With your ruler measurer 3" from the bottom outside edge on both sides and on both sheets of paper. Draw a line from the 3" mark to the outside top edges of the paper. Do this to both sheets of paper. Cut away the corners. Fold the paper in half and cut away the corners of the fold (top and bottom). Lay flat again (see diagram).
 
 
3. Lay the two pieces together with folds on the top and tie together with string.
 
4. Open out folds and tape or staple the four sides together to form star.
 
5. Optional: Put a few drops of glue on the tips of the star and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.
 
6. Put a hole through one of the tips of the star and thread a piece of string or ribbon through. Tie ends together. Now you can hang your star.

... more Christmas fun.

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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