With the right tools and this how to make paper bag stars every child can craft delicate, beautiful poinsettias. A few ingenious tools help to create some of the most beautiful patterns! Here’s how.
Paper bags, glue sticks, scissors and a ribbon to hang them on – that’s all you really need to make paper bag stars. Even small children from 4-5 years (depending on their dexterity) can make simple patterns without sketching with a little help. In fact, some of my favourite patterns are amazingly easy to cut out. But then there are the extra delicate, filigree paper bag stars that only become so accurate with the right tools. And the best part?
Everyone has a hole punch at home and if you want, you can buy circle punches for little money, which are ingenious helpers for many handicrafts. With these tools you can create the most beautiful patterns – alternatively you can also use nail scissors for some of these patterns.
All the materials I used are on the material list.
Glue all 8 paper bags on top of each other as flush as possible and smooth them out after each time. Then place a book on the bags to weigh them down and give the glue a little time to dry.
Now use the scissors to cut a point and make spikes on the right and left. Knot a ribbon as a loop and glue the knot in the middle at the top about 3 cm below the tip. Now grab the tips at the top and bottom and fan out the star and glue it together in the middle or use the same colored paperclips or power strips to hold it together if you want to use it again next year.
Tip: I made 2 x 3 cm wide strips of thick coated cardboard with a tip, which I glued on in the middle to stabilize the stars at the point where I glued them together.
Only 2 of these 6 paper bags stars are a challenge for children. That’s why I marked it as “difficult”. To make the patterns symmetrical, I used a pencil to draw these patterns as orientation lines.
Have fun making the paper bag stars!
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