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Fold-and-snip Stars | Easy Crafts for Kids

Fold-and-snip Stars

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Here's a neat trick your kids can use to dazzle fellow patriots on Independence Day: take a plain sheet of paper, make a series of folds, snip once, and, presto! You've got a perfect star.


  • Paper


Fold-and-snip Stars - Step 1

1. Fold the paper in half from top to bottom, creasing it firmly.

Fold-and-snip Stars - Step 2

2. Fold the paper in half again, creasing it lightly.

Fold-and-snip Stars - Step 3

3. Undo the second fold.

Fold-and-snip Stars - Step 4

4. Make a third fold, bringing the tip of the upper right corner to the crease mark at the paper's left edge.

Fold-and-snip Stars - Step 5

5. Fold down the upper left corner along the top edge of the section you folded in step 4.

Fold-and-snip Stars - Step 6

6. Fold the paper vertically so that the left and right edges match up. Cut the paper at a sharp angle, as shown, creating a small triangle. Open the triangle, and there's your star.