Sunday, August 31, 2008

5 Point Star

We are in the process of making our own Ramadan Diorama with the kids...we needed a pattern to make paper stars ...I found a nice tutorial HERE & we had fun making some nice stars out of old magazines

Below is a diagram of the five steps to make the star.

Begin with a square sheet of paper and in the first step, fold it in half. Continue through the other steps. (The folds in steps 3 and 4 below can be done together before pressing hard. This helps to make the folds more even.)

After opening the star, there will be 10 creases. Press each of the 5 creases from the points to the center in the same direction and the other 5 creases the opposite. (The creases to the tips should all be in the same direction and the creases between the tips in the opposite direction. ) In other words, the direction of the creases should alternate going around the star.

These stars can be displayed in relief or displayed flat.

Here are some other variations:

& here's the one I made...& I have to apologize for the poor quality....

1 comment:

Anjum said...

lovely...thanks 4 posting