Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a a colorful project that is sure to brighten your day!

Kite paper stars are a fun way to brighten up your window any time of year.   Commonly made in waldorf schools, this is an excellent activity that children can do to practice hand eye coordination.  The star I am showing you how to make today is a very basic star to start with.  This project can also be done with regular tissue paper, however, the kite paper is far easier for little ones to work with.  For ages 6+.

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

Supply List:

(to make four 8.75″ stars)

1 sheet of 6″ square kite paper in 8 rainbow shades (you can also find it here)

tombow glue (or any liquid glue that dries clear)

paper cutter (or scissors)

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

1.  trim each 6″ sheet in half both ways to create four 3″ squares.

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

2.  Fold each square in half to make a triangle.  then fold in the sides to the center line to form a diamond shape.

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

To Assemble the Star:

3.  On the “front” of the diamond, put a teeny tiny dab (using a toothpick works well) on the spots shown above.

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

4.  Attach the next color in the rainbow to the two points as shown in the photograph.

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

5. Continue gluing on the points until you come to the last one.

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

6. Tuck the last color under the first color so that it overlaps, and glue as you have done for the other points.

7.  Add another dot of glue on each flap so that it lays flat.

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

Stars can be hung from a strand of fishing line or…

Crafts for Kids: Kite Paper Stars

…attach them to your window using a tiny piece of tape behind one of the dark colors so it is less noticeable when the sun shines through!

Experiment with other color combinations or make “snowflakes” using white kite paper!

More patterns can be found in the following books:

Magical Window Stars

 The Christmas Craft Book

The Children’s Year

All Year Round

Crafts Through the Year

 

Joey

Joey Van Oort enjoys coming up with new and exciting ways to unleash her inner creativity. As a longtime stay-at-home / work-from-home mom, she’s here to share her artistic inspiration and ideas with others all over the world. When she’s not elbow-deep in an artistic endeavor, she enjoys blogging at Made By Joey about her family’s creative lifestyle in Western Canada, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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  1. I just checked your book out from the library. WOW! I love it. What a wonderful resource. I can’t wait to read it all and go through the resources you provided. Thank you for putting it all together.

  2. Finally a tutorial on making these. I wasn’t able to find any 2 days ago. Perfect for my precious girls 1st birthday (rainbow theme of course!) And and her older siblings can help! Thank you!

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