Here's a striking and easy paper window star flower to make with the family. While we're all waiting for summer to set gardens into full bloom, why not fill your windows with these lovely kite paper suncatchers?
What I love about window stars are that they really are very simple to make, but the effects can be dazzling! They make great gifts, incredible window displays, and beautiful garlands on a patio (inside or out). I've even made a pile of small stars and used them for a mobile above a crib for a friend's little one!
Once you make just one window star, you're hooked.
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To make these paper window star flowers, you'll need:
-8 rectangular pieces of kite paper, all equal sized. Whether you do tiny stars from just one square cut into eighths, or 4 big squares cut into rectangles, they'll be beautiful. Have fun with it! We have found that one of the best places to buy the kite paper is Etsy and have including our affiliate link for your shopping convenience to our favourite seller - Kite Paper on Etsy
Step by Step to make the Paper Window Star Flowers
Take one of your rectangles and fold it in half lengthwise.
Fold each side towards the center crease. Press each crease really well as you go.
Take each side and fold it in to the nearest crease, like this:
You won't need to glue these down, because the next few folds will hold them in place.
Step 4. Fold the top corners in to the middle crease.
Step 5. Fold the top in to the middle one more time on each side, like this:
Flip it around and fold the first triangles like you did in step 4.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 with the other 7 rectangles.
Glue your pieces together, like so:
When you get to the last piece, you'll need to glue one edge under and one over. This sounds complicated, but when you get there it becomes obvious where you need to glue what!
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You can use your glue stick to attach your paper window star flower to a window. It'll wash right off when you're ready.
Now that you know how, make a pile of them in different colors and sizes and set your window in bloom!
Looking for more ideas for origami then check out these easy origami crafts for kids from Red Ted Art.
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