Learn how to fold these easy origami lucky stars. A fun and simple origami project for kids and adults alike.
I’ve got a quick little origami tutorial to share with you today. These sweet origami lucky stars are easy and fun to make. Also known as wishing stars, they’re supposed to bring you luck when you make them and even more luck if you give them away.
They’re a wonderful way to decorate a gift or a tree. I’ve seen them used as earrings and bracelets, in vases and jars as decorations, woven into wall hangings and even giant stars hung as photo booth backdrops. My absolute favourite thing to do with them is string them up and hang them as a garland, after all you know how much I love a good garland!
If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.
What you’ll need:
How To Make Origami Lucky Stars:
1. Start by taking one end of your paper and loop it round.
2. Push the short end through the loop to form a knot and pull gently.
3. Press flat to make a pentagon.
4. Tuck the short end of the paper strip into the knot. If the end is too long and doesn’t fit you can either trim it with a pair of scissors or carefully shuffle the knot closer to the end of the strip.
5. Wrap the long end around each side of your pentagon. It should naturally follow in the right direction. Keep going until you have a small tail piece left.
6. Tuck the tail end securely into the knot.
7. It’s now time to inflate your star and make the points. Pinch in the corner of the pentagon between your thumb and forefinger.
8. Rotate and repeat for each point to make your star puff up. To make a sharper corner you can use your fingernail to push in the edges.
You should now have an adorable little lucky star.
Making these cute little stars can be quite addictive. It’s a great way to keep your hands busy while you’re watching the telly. Before you know it you’ll have a whole jar full to display on a shelf.
What would you use them for?