As much as I adore doing seasonal crafts with my kids, sometimes it’s nice to make something a little more intricate looking and complicated for myself! I get a real kick out of practicing my more advanced skills and putting those on display too. I’ve always been a pretty avid paper crafter, so this year I decided to try my hand at weaving techniques in order to make a pretty paper star to hang on my artificial tree. After I made the first one, I was so happy with the results that I made several more! I also made sure to document the process so other people who want to give these a try can follow along. Even older kids who have lots of patience and some experience with things like origami might enjoy this one.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Hot glue
- A pencil
- Silver paper
- A ruler
Gather your materials!
Orient your silver paper on your work surface so it sits landscape, or with its longer edge positioned as its width and its shorter edge positioned as its height. Line the zero mark of your ruler up with the very left edge of your page, closer to the top. At every centimetre all the way along, make even pencil marks. Repeat the process lower down the page, starting with your zero mark aligned on the left edge again and making marks at each centimetre all the way along. These doubled markings will make it easier for you to draw straighter lines down the page later on. For each set, make your marks all the way across the page’s width until you reach the right hand edge.
Turn your ruler vertically and line it up with each pair of centimetre marks, drawing a straight line from the top edge to the bottom edge of the page to join the marks. Do this from left to right, all the way across the page, making a line at every single pair of centimetre markings.