Today I have a tutorial for a beautiful Advent window star that reminds me so much of the North Star from our Nativity story. This is one of the easiest and most beautiful window stars I have ever made. The three kings are sure to find their way if you hang this beautiful star in your window.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Advent is such a beautiful time of the year. I love decorating our Advent table and making all kinds of crafts to hang around our home. One thing I love to do is make all kinds of window stars to decorate our windows. My children love to help me with this and they often make mini ones to go around my larger ones. You can find tutorials for a Fall Window Star and a Winter Window Star to make and decorate your windows with.

Material Needed to Make your Own Advent Window Star

yellow kite paper,

sharp scissors or a paper trimmer

a good glue stick

Full Tutorial on making your Advent Window Star

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Now that we have all of our supplies, let’s get crafting!

Take your darker yellow kite paper and fold it in half one way, then in half the other way so you have 4 equal squares on your paper.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Cut along the lines you folded so you have 4 equal squares.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Fold each square in half from left to right.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Then cut along those lines too.  Set 4 of these small rectangles aside for this project.  You can save the other four for another window star.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Now take your light yellow kite paper and fold them each in half from left to right.  Then cut along your folded line.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

So now we have 4 large light yellow rectangles and 4 small dark yellow rectangles.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Now we will start to fold each point of our star.  First, fold one rectangle in half from left to right.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Next we fold all four corners in to meet the center line.  Try to be as precise as you can so your star will line up properly when we start to assemble.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Now we will fold the top 2 sides in the meet the center one more time.  That’s it for the folding.  See, I told you it was easy!  Now repeat those steps for all of your other rectangles.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

You should end up with 8 points that look just like this.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

To assemble we need to take one small rectangle and line up the point with a large rectangle until it looks like this.  Glue it down with your glue stick.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Now we will put a large rectangle over a small one, lining up the points again just as we did the first time.  Keep layering and gluing all the way around until you’ve used all of your points.

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

You will end up with a beautiful eight pointed star just like this.  Doesn’t this look perfect for Advent?

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Here is my star on my friend’s front door.  This isn’t even the strongest light that comes through my windows normally and it still glows!

Make this advent window star with your kids! The three kings are sure to find their way with this. Easy step by step instructions & photos to make your own!

Find more origami crafts for kids over on Red Ted Art.

Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook

When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?

But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!

I’ve been there!

So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.

Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.

Find out more as we share with your our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.

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More Window Stars for you to make

Fall Window Star
Winter Window Star
Flower Window Star

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Author
Erin Dean

Erin is a homeschooling mum of 3 from Canada. Her eldest started homeschooling back in 2003. She lives on a homestead in Northern Canada and can be found surround by goats and chickens creating natural crafts, nature study ideas and more over on The Usual Mayhem

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