Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

Shooting Star Origami

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

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

Step one: fold, the paper strip over to make a bow

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

Step two: make a knot (here are the photos of that three step process)

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Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

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:

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

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.

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

 

Step five: When you have about 1/2 of your paper “tail” left tuck it into the last loop you made just like this:

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

 

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

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).

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

And when you’re done, it should look like this!

Shooting Star Origami ~ A craft our entire family enjoyed though it's geared towards older children. Here are the step by step directions for you.

 

A super fun, quiet day, family craft!!!

Enjoy!

~Mrs. Joseph Wood

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