DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Fold and Cut Star Shape

fold and cut starcontributed by Leanne Guenther

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!

fold paperMarks where the folds will be are black dotted lines.  Marks where crease marks are visible are thin red lines.




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