By Noreen Doll.
A star pattern is easy to do if you just learn a few folds.
After you’ve made a paper star, you can trace it onto cereal cardboard or a milk jug to make it more permanent.
Use some scrap paper to make a few practice stars in various sizes.
How to Make a Star Pattern.
1. Start with a square piece of paper. Have the side of the paper that will be the back of the star facing up.
2. Fold it in half.
3. Turn the paper so the fold is at the bottom and the open edge at the top.
About 1/3 of the way down on the right edge make a small mark.
4. Fold the paper so the lower left corner meets the mark on the right side.
5. Now there is a triangle in the lower right corner.
Fold it over to the left as shown. Crease.
6. Fold the right edge over to the left edge as shown.
And your paper looks like this.
7. Turn your paper over so you have the single fold on the left, and 2 folds on the right.
Keeping the paper folded, draw a line as shown.
8. Cut on the line with scissors.
The bottom part with the point will be the star.
9. To find the center of the star, make a small mark before you open it.
The mark should go on the point that was at the bottom when you made the cut.
There will be no open edges at this point – only folded edges.
Make a small mark at the very tip. This will be the center of the star when you open it.
10. Trace the star onto cardboard to make a sturdier template.
Or make a milk jug template that can be used over and over.
Now go make lots of stars!
Try making different sized stars by using different sized squares.
Change the shape of the star by how you draw the line across.
If the line is more horizontal the arms of the star will be fatter.