As the seasons change we like to welcome them with decorations around the home that the kids and I can make together. One of our favourite things is to add Window Stars to the glass. These are such an easy craft to do with kids and look amazing. This Easy Fall Window Star is a little more complicated than the basic window star however, the double and triple folds look fantastic when the light shows through. So here is our Easy Autumn Window Star to make with kids tutorial.

beginner project for window stars to make an autumn one
Easy Origami Tutorial to create a beautiful window star

Autumn Window Star Tutorial

Window stars are a tradition in Waldorf Steiner education. However, you don’t have to follow the teachings and practice it to be able to use it in your home and make with the kids.

Made with special kite paper which is similar to tissue paper but a little thicker and shiny it holds the folds fantastically when you make the stars.

Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
Collage of making a window star for autumn with the kids

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 (reds, yellows, oranges)

You will need 8 squares of kite paper 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 centre point) at that point with your fingers, and use your other hand to smooth the paper away to form a crisp fold.

Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
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How to Make an Autumn Themed Window Star With Kids

Beautiful window star for autumn to make with the kids. Using simple folds and techniques to create this Kite Paper Window Star to decorate for the seasons.
Active Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: Kids Crafts, Paper Crafts, Window Star
Yield: 1 star
Author: Erin Dean

Materials

  • 8 pieces Kite Paper 4 different autumn colours
  • 1 glue stick

Instructions

  • Fold your square diagonally in half.
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • Open it back up and fold the side points to the middle. Make sure they don’t cross the middle fold.
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • 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.
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • Repeat steps 1 through 3 with the other 7 squares of kite paper.
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • 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:
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • Repeat until you only have one point left to glue on.
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • For this last point of your star, you’ll glue under the right hand piece like this:
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • And then on the bottom right of your left-hand piece, like this:
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
  • 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!
    Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.

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Love the folding in this then why not check out these easy origami crafts for kids from Red Ted Art.

Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.

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Easy beginner origami project to create a beautiful fall window star using kite paper with full step by step instructions and picture guide.
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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

One Comment

  1. Lovely craft for kiddies! My youngest is probably too young but my son would really enjoy making a few to pop on our windows x

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