DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Fold and Cut Star Shape
Thanks to Cheryl for sending this in!
Use this star as an alternate center to the USA Wreath. It makes the Wreath a more challenging project for children ages 6+.
A Little Bit of History:
A 6 point star is easier to fold than a five point one. George Washington's original pencil sketch for the US flag indicated 6-pointed
stars. Betsy Ross, suggested a 5 point one. When people protested that it was too hard to make, she grabbed a piece of paper, made the
folds that follow and showed just how easy it was to make a 5 pointed star!
Marks where the folds will be are black dotted lines. Marks where crease marks are visible are thin red lines
- Fold a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half and crease firmly (8
1/2 x 10 actually works best, but we used regular sized 8 1/2 x 11 and
you don't really notice the difference)
fold in half again and crease lightly.
- Unfold this second fold. We just wanted to make a crease mark
to guide us in the next step
fold the top, right hand corner down to the left hand edge of the
paper so it touches the crease mark.
fold the top, left hand corner down right along the edge the paper
from the right side made
fold one last time so the left hand edge touches the right hand
Cut at a fairly sharp angle
- Unfold and you have a star!
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