8-Pointed Stars

These eight-pointed stars are so pretty, and so easy to make! Use pretty papers, or make your own with drawings and glitter if you'd like. Either way, they're sure to be beautiful!

  1. Ages: 5 - 16

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We had so much fun making our stars... and it's so satisfying when they're so easy and you can make a lot of them!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    The very first step is to fold the paper in half--design side in.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Madeleine opened the paper up, and folded it the other way.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    She opened it, turned the paper over, and folded it diagonally, corner to corner.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Then she opened it again, folded it diagonally the other way too, and then had this. I marked the paper for her by making dots a little under half-way to the center.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Maddie cut the folds that had a dot drawn on them. (She only cut up to the dot.) Then she took an edge that she had cut, and folded the paper up to the diagonal line. She went all around the paper, folding up to the diagonal lines.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Do you see the four triangles? Maddie put a dab of glue on one half of each triangle.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Step 8

    Then she folded the second half of each triangle over the first (glued) half. This is easily done if you put one finger inside the star point, and press.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

  • Step 9

    The first half is finished! How wonderful! So easy to do!

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  • Step 10

    Now she made the second half, following these same steps. You could opt for a different colored paper for this side, if you like. Maddie most definitely wanted the same.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 10

  • Step 11

    When both sides were done, we added on a bit of glue to one side, like so, and just pressed the sides together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 11

  • Step 12

    For hanging, we found a corner that wasn't very tight, poked a bit of glue in there, and inserted the end of a ribbon, pressing it together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 12

  • Done!

    All finished! Here are more of Maddie's creations!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 13

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