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...)
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.
Like this. Now cut out a lot of these! We needed 2 of each of 3 sizes. So 6 rounds for each star.
Now take a pencil a lay it at the tip of one of "pie pieces". Roll it over the pencil once or twice.
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.
Just as the 9 year old started to get really frustrated, she figured it out!
My 4 year old could see what to do and for the most part did that. Her points were flat, but soo cute!
More of Maddie at work!
Look at that point!
Once all of the stars have points, poke a small hole in the middle to thread the stars together.
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.
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!
Thread the button and wire through the smallest star.
In progress, waiting for third layer.
When both sections have all 3 layers, put the sections back to back and TIGHTLY twist the wire together.
Twist the ends together as well.
4 year old Kylie with her star!
LOVE it! This star is completely her own creation!
9 year old Lexi and her star. It turned out FANTASTIC too!
Maddie was the pro!
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!