Last Saturday I shared on our Facebook page how to make origami stars.
The Wood family members, both young and old took some time to enjoy this simple creative craft.. And of course expand on it! Rarely are we ever satisfied with following the directions, we always have at least one family member who wants to make it “better”.
I asked my son, Elisha, to help us. Yes! Elisha is the creative DNA of the family. Unless you and your family have that creative gene running through your veins, I would suggest this craft as one for older children. I would guess ages 9-12 could do this independently where younger children would need some individual instruction, at least to begin. Give it a try and tell me what you think. I believe it’s helpful for our readers to hear real live feedback on the crafts so they can make better decisions on what craft might be best for them.
Here are the steps to create your Shooting Star Origami craft!
Take 1 cm strips of colored construction paper
Step one: fold, the paper strip over to make a bow
Step two: make a knot (here are the photos of that three step process)
Step three: When you’re done with the knot you’ll notice that you have a bit of construction paper at the end, tuck that in like this:
Step four: Now, you’ll take the long strip and wrap it around the knot you made making sure you alternate corners as you wrap.
Step five: When you have about 1/2 of your paper “tail” left tuck it into the last loop you made just like this:
Step Six: Then make then cuts so that it looks like your shooting star as a true tail of it. Then pinch the corners of your star to give it a 3D effect. (if you don’t pinch the corners your origamis will be flat and not look very “star” like).
And when you’re done, it should look like this!
A super fun, quiet day, family craft!!!
~Mrs. Joseph Wood