How To: Kite Paper Window Stars


Kite paper is wonderful for making all sorts of crafts, like lanterns, window stars, faux stained glass, etc. It's thicker and more durable than tissue paper and comes in a variety of colours. The kite paper we carry in the shop comes in an assorted colour pack of one hundred 16cm x 16xcm sheets.



In this blog post, we'll learn how to make a basic window star. It's easy to make, and it's also low waste, low mess, and limited supplies are needed- just 8 sheets of kite paper and a glue stick or even liquid craft glue will work.


Window stars are popular in Waldorf classrooms. They add so much colour, warmth, vibrancy and visual interest to a space and you can make them up pretty quickly! They're an inexpensive way to brighten up a classroom or home.


Kite Paper (8 sheets of colours in your choice)
Glue Stick


    Grab your first sheet of kite paper. 


    Fold the sheet in half to form a triangle and make a sharp crease.



    Unfold the sheet and press the crease flat.



    Next, fold the outer corners of the sheet to the centre where the crease is.



    The two corners should barely touch.



    Then grab the edge, towards the top of the sheet and fold to the centre.




    Repeat on the other side.

    Now you have completed one point of the star. 


    Repeat all of the above steps 7 more times until you have a total of 8 star points.


    Now you're going to glue the points together by meeting up the corners of the base of each point and overlapping one over the other.



    You can also glue down any of the folds that aren't laying flat.

    You may notice that you can see the glue, but as it dries, it should be less obvious and once it's hanging up, you won't notice it.



    And you're all done! Now you can glue or tape your window star up! 


    There are many different ways of making window stars and this is just one method. Stay tuned for more how-to's!

    PS! To make a mini version of this star, cut your kite paper sheets into quarters before you start folding.

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