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How to Make an Origami Star for Christmas

How to Make an Origami Star for Christmas

If you want to make some pretty Christmas decorations, why not learn how to make an origami star? My free tutorial will provide step by step instructions to help you make this 5-pointed star. 

5-Pointed Origami Star

Stars have long been associated with Christmas. The Christmas Star of Bethlehem guided The Three Wise Men to Baby Jesus after his Birth. The Japanese also associate stars with luck and positivity. 

Stars are a very popular Christmas craft ideas and this is why I decided to do some Star Origami this year. I have lots of origami step by step instructions on my site and this is one of my simpler tutorials. 

What do you need to make a Christmas Paper Star

  1. Colorful Origami Craft Paper.
  2. Pencil.
  3. Ruler.
  4. Glue.
  5. Scissors (optional).

How to Make a 5-Pointed Origami Star Step by Step

I have broken the process down into easy step by step directions with images to make this as simple as possible and suitable for kids younger than 10 years old. 

Step 1:

Take a square origami craft paper.

Step 2:

Fold it horizontally in half.

Step 3:

Open the fold.

Step 4:

Fold it vertically in half. 

Step 5:

Open the fold. It should look as below with the folds dividing the page into 4 squares.

Origami Star step by step

Step 6:

Place the paper diagonally on the surface. 

Step 7:

Fold it diagonally in half (horizontally).

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Step 8:

Open the fold.

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Step 9:

Fold it vertically half (diagonally). 

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Step 10:

Open the fold. 

Step 11:

Fold it along the creases we created. 

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Step 12:

This will create a triangular shape. 

Step 13:

Take the left flap and fold it along the middle crease.

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Step 14:

Similarly, fold the right flap.

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Step 15:

Open the folds.

Step 16:

Take the right flap and fold it along the diagonal crease on the left side.

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Step 17:

Open the fold.

Step 18:

Fold the left flap along the diagonal crease on the right side.

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Step 19:

Open the fold.

Step 20:

Take the left flap and fold it in accordion fold using the two creases left from the middle crease. Here how it looks like.

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Step 21:

Similarly, fold the right flap as well. 

Step 22:

Flip the piece over to the other side.

origami star procedure

Step 23:

Repeat the same process.

Step 24:

Take the origami piece and face the pointed part downwards. You will notice four points on this side. Hold the piece in the middle and bring the two points from the bottom downwards (for example: flip the two parts from each other like turning pages of a book).

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Step 25:

You will notice our star shape is almost there. 

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Step 26:

Flip the piece over to the other side, apply glue in areas if necessary. 

What will you do with your easy Origami Star?

You could sprinkle these on your windowsills, below the Christmas tree or on the dinner table in the lead up to Christmas.

Why not stick them to your window or on your walls as a pretty decoration.

Alternatively you could thread some string through the top and hang them on your Christmas tree. I would also recommend making a bunch and connecting them to make a garland for your fireplace! Why stick to yellow/gold stars?!

You can make them in any color you wish. Make them sparkle by adding some glitter glue. The possibilities are endless!

If you do not have time to make my easy Origami Star right now take advantage of the printable instructions below. 

5-Pointed Origami Star

How to Make an Origami Star for Christmas

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If you want to make some pretty Christmas decorations, why not learn how to make an origami star? My free tutorial will provide step by step instructions to help you make this 5-pointed star. 

Materials

  • Colorful Origami Craft Paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Glue.
  • Scissors (optional).

Instructions

Step 1:

Take a square origami craft paper.

Step 2:

Fold it horizontally in half.

Step 3:

Open the fold.

Step 4:

Fold it vertically in half. 

Step 5:

Open the fold. 

Step 6:

Place the paper diagonally on the surface. 

Step 7:

Fold it diagonally in half (horizontally).

Step 8:

Open the fold.

Step 9:

Fold it vertically half (diagonally). 

Step 10:

Open the fold. 

Step 11:

Fold it along the creases we created. 

Step 12:

This will create a triangular shape. 

Step 13:

Take the left flap and fold it along the middle crease.

Step 14:

Similarly, fold the right flap.

Step 15:

Open the folds.

Step 16:

Take the right flap and fold it along the diagonal crease on the left side.

Step 17:

Open the fold.

Step 18:

Fold the left flap along the diagonal crease on the right side.

Step 19:

Open the fold.

Step 20:

Take the left flap, and fold it in accordion fold using the two creases left from the middle crease. 

Step 20.5:

Here how it looks like.

Step 21:

Similarly, fold the right flap as well. 

Step 22:

Flip the piece over to the other side.

Step 23:

Repeat the same process.

Step 24:

Take the origami piece, and face the pointed part downwards. You will notice four points on this side. Hold the piece in the middle and bring the two points from the bottom downwards (for example: flip the two parts from each other like turning pages of a book).

Step 25:

You will notice out star shape is almost there. 

Step 26:

Flip the piece over to the other side, apply glue in areas if necessary. 

Do you know how to Make a Christmas Origami Star?

How to Make an Origami Star for Christmas

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