How to Make Paper Stars

These paper stars are simple to make and an awesome paper craft activity to keep your kids entertained for a long while. My kids love to make loads of these paper stars to string together as garlands or gifts for friends. This is a quick and easy paper craft to introduce kids to the world of origami paper folding. They’ll also be working on developing fine motor skills and practicing patience.

How to Make Paper Stars

Here’s how to make paper stars of your own:

Gather Your Supplies:

For this project, you will need:

Fold the Paper:

Here is a step-by-step video tutorial:

Here’s the direct link to the video tutorial.

Craft Ideas for Paper Stars:

  • Create a festive garland or a soothing mobile by stringing together small folded paper stars. Hang them in a window, over a bed, or in any corner of your home to add a pop of color and a magical ambiance.
  • Decorate handmade greeting cards to give them a unique and personal touch. Whether it’s for birthdays, holidays, or special occasions, the stars will add an extra dose of charm.
  • Adorn your gift wrapping. Attach them to the ribbon or directly onto the gift wrap to make your presents stand out with a lovely handmade touch.
  • Spruce up your party decorations by incorporating them into centerpieces, tablescapes, or even hanging from the ceiling. Choose colors that match the party theme for a cohesive look.
  • Make adorable bookmarks by attaching a small folded star to the top of a strip of cardstock or ribbon. These charming bookmarks will encourage reading and make lovely gifts for book lovers.
  • Create unique and lightweight Christmas tree ornaments. You can make them in various colors and sizes to add a personal touch to your holiday decor.
  • Make a memory jar by writing a heartfelt message or a positive affirmation on the paper strips before folding them into stars. This “memory jar” makes a thoughtful gift and serves as a constant reminder of good times and special memories.
  • Arrange them in a pattern or a shape on a canvas or sturdy cardstock to create beautiful and affordable wall art. Frame the artwork to display in your home or gift it to a loved one.
  • Make a “wishing jar” where family members can write down their wishes on strips of paper, fold them into stars, and place them in the jar. It’s a fun and heartwarming way to share hopes and dreams with each other.

More Easy Paper Crafts for Kids:

  • Paper Hearts – There are lots of ways to make a heart out of paper. This is one of my favorite methods for making paper hearts, and it is easy to do! All you need is a sheet of paper, scissors, and some double-sided tape.
  • Paper Claws – Learn how to make paper claws with this easy tutorial! These paper claws are a fun boredom buster or rainy day craft for kids. Perfect for pretend play or fold up a set of these paper claws for dress-up! Step-by-step directions using a sheet of letter-sized paper (8 inches x 11 inches). No scissors or glue are needed.
  • Simple Paper Kite – Learn how to make a simple kite in about 2 minutes with this EASY step-by-step tutorial!