A beautiful Christmas craft project| December 2019
With just three folds and a cut, even a young child can create a beautiful star out of a circle of paper.
1. First, trace around a cup or similar object to make a circle. Try different objects for different size stars.
2. Cut out the circle.
3. Fold the circle in half, in half again, and again in half (three folds).
4. Start at the point of your “pie slice” and cut a straight line down the middle. But don't cut through the “crust” – leave an edge to hold your star together.
5. Open and fold out the points to make a star.
Older children can try this more intricate variation. Make two straight cuts parallel to the first cut, one on either side, then open and fold out points.
Decorate a card with the finished star, or use it as a hanging decoration. You may want to mount it on another colour of paper, or encase it in clear contact paper. By making different cuts, folding out different points, or mounting in creative combinations, the possibilities are endless. Have fun coming up with your own unique stars.