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You can make great Advent decorations out of music paper. This is how to make a Origami Christmas star.
Whether for the Christmas tree or as window decorations – stars are among the most popular forms of Christmas decorations. And you can also make them wonderfully yourself!
This year we show you how to fold a five-pointed origami Advent star. Ok, it’s not quite classic origami because you have to cut once, but the main thing is that the result looks great, right?
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In terms of difficulty, this star is easy to moderately difficult. After the first time, it goes much faster and skilled crafters will certainly have no problems. Children need the help of an adult at first.
First you need a square sheet of paper. If you are using music paper, simply fold it once diagonally and cut off the overhanging piece.
Now fold all the edges together and then apart again to make a cross. Now fold the paper horizontally once upwards and then each corner of this rectangle to the centre of the opposite edge (as in the picture).
This is how you make 2 cross points. You take one of the lower corners and fold it onto the more distant cross point.
Now fold the corner back onto the new slanted edge you just created.
Now do the same on the other side. The result is an arrowhead pointing towards you.
Now fold the halves of this arrowhead on top of each other like a paper aeroplane…
…and trim off the excess.
This creates a regular pentagon. The more accurately you have folded up to here, the more accurate it will be. But it is not a disaster if it is not 100% regular. Here you fold the central perpendiculars of the pentagon where they are not yet visible.
Turn the pentagon and fold each base line up so that the corners land on the centre verticals of the two opposite outer corners.
Once you’ve done this all the way around, fold one edge into the centre on the line you just folded, continue turning the pentagon clockwise, and now fold the left corner to the outside left using the previous folds. Then unfold the edges again. Do this all around on each side.
Now it gets tricky: you have to press all the corners upwards at the same time with deft fingers and turn them in to the left…
…then the paper almost lays itself in the shape of a star. Your preliminary result should look like the picture above.
Now turn the star over and fold the right edge of each point to the centre line of that point. Note: for the last prong, you have to lift the first prong a little and reach underneath it so that you can fold it properly.
Your origami Christmas star is ready. To hang it up, we punched a small hole in one of the prongs with revolver punch pliers and threaded baker’s twine through it.
Have fun making it! 🙂
You can also find instructions on how to make clothes pegs stars, as well as other Christmas DIY tips, e.g. for toilet roll stars and snowflakes made from salt dough. There are many more craft ideas, inspiration for original gifts and for activities with children, friends and your partner.
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