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Christmas Craft Ideas For Kids - Paper Window Stars

This week, we have been decorating our windows with paper stars, making the house begin to feel Christmasy.

Paper stars can be very complicated and a little daunting if you are not used to working with paper. We discovered this beautiful 8-pointed star that is easy to make with your kids. The size varies depending on how big your paper is - the bigger the easier. 

You will need: Kite paper (transparent paper) and a glue stick. To avoid cutting down large sheets of kite paper, you can buy our fantastic little pre-cut booklet by clicking on the link below.

http://consciouscraft.uk/collections/paper/products/kite-paper-16-16-cm-squares

 

1 - Cut 8 pieces of square kite paper (we made a rainbow star), or if you have bought out pre-cut kite papers, select 8 pieces.

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2 - Fold the sheets across the diagonal.

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 3 - Unfold, then fold one of the points into the fold line, you can stick with a tiny dot of glue.

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 4 - Do the same to the opposite side; this will create a kite shape.

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5 - Do this to all your coloured square pieces of kite paper.

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6 - Once all your sheets have been folded, you are ready to start gluing your star together. Select your first colour, turn it over so the flaps from your folds are facing the table. Make sure the bottom of your kite shape is facing away from you. Add glue.  I have marked the area that needs to have glue in the photo below.

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7 - Stick your next paper kite shape on top of the glued area.

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8 - 2 of your 8 star points have been made and should look like the photo below.

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 9 - Repeat the glueing process from instruction 6.

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10 - 3 points of the your star are complete. 

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11 - Repeat using the next colour.

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 12 - Last coloured star point, add glue, I have marked where on the photo below.

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13 - Lift your first star point above your last star point.

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14 - Add glue to your last star point.

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15 - Last bit, stick down your first star point to your last star point.

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16 - Using a bit of double sided tape, stick on to your window.

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