How to Create a Folded Christmas Star With Kids

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How to Create a Folded Christmas Star With Kids
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Supplies. I bought the paper and the circle templates. You could easily do this without the templates, just use three different size circles. (Coffee can lid, rim of a cup, soup can...)

Supplies. I bought the paper and the circle templates. You could easily do this without the templates, just use three different size circles. (Coffee can lid, rim of a cup, soup can...)

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Cut out circles using your exacto and a self healing mat. Or scissors. No big deal here. Then make eight equal "pie slice" divisions. Just don't cut to the center! Leave a good inch in diameter.

Cut out circles using your exacto and a self healing mat. Or scissors. No big deal here. Then make eight equal "pie slice" divisions. Just don't cut to the center! Leave a good inch in diameter.

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Like this. Now cut out a lot of these! We needed 2 of each of 3 sizes. So 6 rounds for each star.

Like this. Now cut out a lot of these! We needed 2 of each of 3 sizes. So 6 rounds for each star.

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Now take a pencil a lay it at the tip of one of "pie pieces". Roll it over the pencil once or twice.

Now take a pencil a lay it at the tip of one of "pie pieces". Roll it over the pencil once or twice.

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Then bend the other side of the same piece over the roll that was created. Try to make a super tight point. It took my teenager a few tries, but she nailed it and then taught the 9 year old.

Then bend the other side of the same piece over the roll that was created. Try to make a super tight point. It took my teenager a few tries, but she nailed it and then taught the 9 year old.

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Just as the 9 year old started to get really frustrated, she figured it out!

Just as the 9 year old started to get really frustrated, she figured it out!

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My 4 year old could see what to do and for the most part did that. Her points were flat, but soo cute!

My 4 year old could see what to do and for the most part did that. Her points were flat, but soo cute!

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More of Maddie at work!

More of Maddie at work!

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Look at that point!

Look at that point!

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Once all of the stars have points, poke a small hole in the middle to thread the stars together.

Once all of the stars have points, poke a small hole in the middle to thread the stars together.

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Now stack your stars up with three layers. Make sure to alternate colors or patterns of paper. You are going to put one stack of 3 layers back to back to make each star.

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Now get about 6 inches of wire and a small button and thread the wire through the button. You need one of these for each SIDE of the star!

Now get about 6 inches of wire and a small button and thread the wire through the button. You need one of these for each SIDE of the star!

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Thread the button and wire through the smallest star.

Thread the button and wire through the smallest star.

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Like this.

Like this.

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In progress, waiting for third layer.

In progress, waiting for third layer.

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When both sections have all 3 layers, put the sections back to back and TIGHTLY twist the wire together.

When both sections have all 3 layers, put the sections back to back and TIGHTLY twist the wire together.

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Twist the ends together as well.

Twist the ends together as well.

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Finished star!

Finished star!

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4 year old Kylie with her star!

4 year old Kylie with her star!

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LOVE it! This star is completely her own creation!

LOVE it! This star is completely her own creation!

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9 year old Lexi and her star. It turned out FANTASTIC too!

9 year old Lexi and her star. It turned out FANTASTIC too!

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Maddie was the pro!

Maddie was the pro!

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I am so glad we did this project! It was a little frustrating at first as I had been told that it was easy. It wasn't right off, but we figured it out and it was a successful family holiday project!

I am so glad we did this project! It was a little frustrating at first as I had been told that it was easy. It wasn't right off, but we figured it out and it was a successful family holiday project!

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