Last time I showed you how to make a lovely 3D snowflake which can be seen here. This week I am going to show you how to make a paper star and all you need is a square piece of paper and a pair of scissors.
Next fold the bottom left corner to the top and back again.
Fold the top left corner to the bottom and back again.
This should leave you with a X-shaped crease on the left hand side.
Now fold the bottom right corner to the centre of the x-shaped crease.
Fold the top layer in half.
Fold up the bottom edge to meet with the top layer.
Now turn the paper over and fold in half.
Cut along the edge of the top layer.
Unfold and you should be left with a pentagon.
If your paper is patterned on one side like mine then turn it over so the patterned side is facing down. You should be able to see creases going through each point. The next step is to fold up the bottom edge so the corners meet the creases and unfold.
Do this for all sides and you should be left with creases which look like a star.
Next you need to fold in the left side along the crease just made, then fold up the bottom edge and at the same time pull the corner of the pentagon out to the left and press flat. It should look like this.
Unfold and repeat the same for all sides. Now using both hands pinch all the corners of the pentagon pushing towards the middle, with a bit of wriggling move your hands clockwise and it should then form the shape of a star like this.
Turn over the star and fold the inner point to the centre.
Repeat this all the way round folding to the centre, the last one might be a little fiddly. You should now have a finished star!