Fold stars


Faltanleitungen for beautiful, simple Dekosterne

When star folding you can with a few simple steps from a simple piece of paper a great decoration for the pre-Christmas Advent season Tinker. With colorful window pictures conjure up colorful accents and can enliven the dark rooms even in the cold and drab season.

Our illustrated folding instructions for Poinsettia off Transparent Paper, Hexagrams, paper cutouts and staggered stars are also easy to handle for inexperienced craft friends and children. So the little ones can also use their folded stars as Christmas presents for the grandma or aunt.

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There are poinsettias in many different shapes and colors. For this reason, you can make stars yourself in countless ways. Homemade stars can be individually designed and give a lot of pleasure when giving away or as jewelry in your own home during the Christmas season.

Create stars a wintry, harmonious atmosphere, Therefore, below you will find different variations of poinsettias to make.

Make Christmas star out of tracing paper

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The finished poinsettia

List of materials:

  • Transparent paper in the colors of your choice
  • Glue stick or liquid glue
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil

To fold a star, there are many different possibilities. There are star-shaped hexagrams, staggered stars, star shapes in 3D format, and stars that glow when you hold them against the light. When star folding you can in a few steps make a great decoration for Christmas and other occasions from a simple piece of paper.

The following Step by step folding instructions are also for inexperienced craft friends and children easy to handle and both easy and quick to make.

Instructions for a poinsettia made of tracing paper

Step 1

First, cut eight single rectangles with the measurements 12x6 cm from the tracing paper cope.

Place a single rectangle in front of you on a table and fold it lengthwise by placing the left long side on the opposite long side.

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Halve the rectangle in the middle

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The halved rectangle.

2nd step

Subsequently open the fold again, so that the center line is visible. Now fold all four corners to the center line.

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Fold the individual corners to the center line

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All corners folded to the center line

3rd step

The resulting hexagon now provide you with a tip by clicking fold two sloping outer edges again to the center line.Repeat these steps with the remaining seven rectangles.

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Fold the outer edges to the midline

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It creates a tip of the Christmas star

4th step

Finally, stick the star tips together. The long tips point outwards.

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Done are the individual spikes

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The tips stick together

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Done is your poinsettia

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The colors of the poinsettia can be varied.

Done is your poinsettia!

Star-shaped hexagram

For crafting a star-shaped hexagram becomes a square piece of paper or photo carton needed. The size of the crafting material determines the size of the folded star. In the first step, the paper is folded once in the middle from the left to the right edge.

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Put paper in front of you

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Cut the paper in half in half

When folding should always all fold lines are tightened vigorously with your finger become. So you can prevent the craft paper from slipping out of shape. Next, the overlying upper right corner is folded to the left edge so that a fold line is formed to the lower right corner.

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Fold stars: paper

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The resulting triangle can be opened - From this the star is folded. The lower left corner is then folded to the upper one.

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After the reopening is then folded the lower right corner to the upper one. If you open the triangle, you will see a vertical and two diagonal fold lines.

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Fold stars: paper

Now we come to the tricky part. Starting in a corner this becomes folded into the middle of the opposite edge. The resulting small triangle is now folded back into its center. The result is the first point of our folded star.

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The last step will be repeated with the remaining two corners..

The result is a beautiful star-shaped hexagram, which can be used as an invigorating element for the domestic Christmas decoration

Star fold with paper cut

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Fold stars: paper

For crafting a star with paper cut, a square piece of paper or photocard is needed. The size of the crafting material determines the size of the folded star. The first step is the paper folded once in the middle from the left to the right edge.

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In the next step will be folded the halved square again in the middle. All fold lines should always be tightened vigorously with your finger to keep the paper in the desired shape. The small square is now folded into a triangle - in such a way that before the open side is facing up and then folding the paper diagonally from right to left.

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Now is folded one last time. The top of the triangle folds from the right to the middle of the left edge. Thereafter, the open tip is cut obliquely with a pair of scissors. In this case, a piece of the upper and lower part of the folding piece to be cut off.

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Depending on how one cuts the triangle and how much one cuts off there, another star pattern emerges. So you can to make many different stars.

Staggered star

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For folding this star will a square piece of paper or photo carton needed. The size of the crafting material determines the size of the folded star. In the first step, the paper is folded diagonally once in the middle.

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The resulting triangle is now again folded into a smaller triangle. If you open the piece of paper, you see the two diagonal fold lines.

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The four corners will be one after the other with the tip on the center, This creates a smaller square. One of the triangles is now folded back into its center. The result is the first point of our folded star.

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The last step of star folding is repeated with the remaining three corners. Turning the craft paper around now, you can see the great-looking star in its full glory.

Photo Credits:
  • Cover photo: "Folding star" (Fractal Modular Star) by Ella T. (modular.dodecahedron), Flickr, License: CC BY-SA 2.0, cropped, color correction
  • more pictures: lets-rebuild.com

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