Make a fall window star with your kids this week! This is an easy and impressive-looking origami project that will add some colour to your windows as you celebrate the season.
Materials needed to make a Fall Window Star
-kite paper (I buy mine from Happy Hedgehog Post’s store – not an affiliate link, just a plug for a reliable supplier), 4 different colours
-about half an hour
How to make a Fall Window Star
The kite paper will need 8 squares altogether. You can either cut 2 small squares of each colour for a finished star roughly 8″ across, or use 8 big squares straight from the package for a star about 16″ across.
A hint for those who have never tried one of these stars before: The trick the getting your creases is to pin the fold (for example, when lining up a center point) at that point with your fingers, and use your other hand to smooth the paper away to form a crisp fold.
Fold your square diagonally in half.
Open it back up and fold the side points to the middle. Make sure they don’t cross the middle fold.
Step 3. Take the upper sides and fold them to the center (again, don’t let them cross the fold in the middle). Make sure the points are nice and sharp at the top.
Step 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 with the other 7 squares of kite paper.
Step 5. Now you’re ready to glue it all together! Start by gluing the first of your 8 points at the bottom right side and gluing the next one on like so:
Step 6. Repeat until you only have one point left to glue on.
Step 7: For this last point of your star, you’ll glue under the right hand piece like this:
And then on the bottom right of your left-hand piece, like this:
Now you can use the same glue stick to stick your window star to a sunny window – it will wash off with regular window cleaner whenever you’re ready for a change. Stand back and see how beautiful your window star is with the light shining in! Happy Fall!
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