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How To Make Folded Paper Stars

Allow me to introduce the lovely and talented Ching Ya, a dear friend and social media geek with a delightful creative streak. Today, she’ll teach us how to fold our own paper stars in this photo tutorial. Enjoy! ~ Jen

The Cute Little Stars

Twinkle twinkle little stars
How colorful and adorable you are…

I’ve always loved them, it’s my dream to hold the stars in my hands and admire their beauty.

Guess what? My dream came true after all!

Cute isn’t it?

I sprinkle these little ones around my Christmas corner, along with the tree of course.

So, do you want to spice up your Christmas decorations with these little ones? I can assure you, by the time you finished reading these instructions, you’re gonna shout out, “OMG!! It’s THAT simple??”

How To Fold Your Little Paper Stars

What do you need?

A half-used colored/wrapping paper (I prefer recycled ones, you could use brand new if you like), a ruler and scissors. That’s it.

Are you ready to rumble?
Here goes:

Step 1.
Measure and cut a strip approximately 1cm width and 20-25cm in length (depends on your liking).

Step 2.
Do it as if you are making a perfect knot.

Step 3.
Make sure ‘A’ is on top of the tail. Then continue to tuck ‘A’ inside the hole.

Step 4.
Pull ‘A’ through gently and flatten the knot.

Reminder – Make sure ‘A’ is neither too long nor short. A considerable length as shown in the picture will be just right.

Step 5.
Bend the excessive end to the back. (Cut it off if too long.) Now a pentagon is formed.

Step 6.
Bend the long tail according to the sides of the pentagon. That is, go up from underneath the pentagon as illustrated, following the direction of the blue dotted line.

Continue the ‘pentagon-wrapping’ method (see next 4 photographs) until it almost reaches the end.

Here’s what your star will look like at this point:

Step 7.
Slip the tail into the body of the pentagon. Cut off the excessive part if necessary.

Step 8.
Hold your pentagon as shown in the next photograph. Press in hard until the pointed ends are formed.

Continue pinching with other sides until the star becomes “puffy”…

… and VOILA!!

Now you can carry on with as many of them as you wish. Even fill up a jar with stars, and give it as a present to your loved ones. Now they’ll never running out of wishing stars for Christmas!

95 comments… add one
  • Chloe 2011/03/25, 6:55 am

    these are so cute im having fun making them :)

  • Wen wen wang 2010/12/23, 4:34 am

    I did it and it worked!
    I like how you teach me on the computer,you showed all the steps.
    Do you know anything else?You better put it on the computer.
    I like learning new things :)
    Thank you!


  • Debolina 2010/12/11, 2:10 pm

    This is so cool but my stars keep falling apart!

  • apol 2010/10/25, 4:08 am

    Ching Ya,
    thank you for sharing ur talent..love it..
    and now im practicing it too…

  • yanni 2010/10/19, 11:59 pm

    maraming salamat :)

  • Tiffany 2010/09/22, 8:20 am

    there cool but when i try and pinch the star it wreaks it >.<\

  • abigail 2010/07/24, 4:04 am


    Your stars r am8zing and cool i tried it and kept on practicing and now its Ez.

  • Michelle 2010/05/19, 1:43 am

    I really like your tutorial, it’s really easy to understand. I got it on my first try~~

  • Ching Ya 2010/03/14, 10:22 pm

    Hi Lola,
    Can you be more specific on how it is to be puffed on one side? Or could you provide us the picture link so we can have a look? Thank you.

  • Lola 2010/03/13, 11:14 pm

    Thanks so much for the instruction. I followed your instructions exactly, but mine ends up puffed on one side, not the other. why?

  • Ching Ya 2010/03/08, 4:58 am

    Hi KC,
    From #6 onwards it’s actually more of a ‘wrapping’ stage; try to wrap the star with the long strip (tail) until finish.

  • KC 2010/03/07, 7:09 am

    Thanks for your instructions but i kinda had difficulty in step 6 and above. :(((

  • Ching Ya 2010/02/20, 3:07 am

    Thank you Nisrine, glad you like the stars.

  • Dinners & Dreams 2010/02/18, 10:16 pm



  • Ching Ya 2010/01/26, 9:56 pm

    How about if you try using a slightly thicker paper, like the Double A (A4) or something similar? Avoid using soft papers. Also, don’t press the body when wrapping the star, leave it slightly puffer to ease the pinching step. When you do, try to pinch at the end of the pointed area of the star, not too close to its body.

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