Christmas time for us is always very special. We try and take time out to be with our family and often find ourselves at the kitchen table making decorations, cutting out biscuits or playing board games. Our kids love it and we’re thrilled to see their faces when they master another skill.
You will need:
Download the template for the double-sided 3D star here. It comes with three sizes of stars.
You will need to cut out two star shapes. Either print directly onto the back of your scrapbooking paper, or print onto normal paper and then trace onto your scrapbooking paper. Here is the tracing method.
Cut out your stars. You should have two pieces that look something like this:
Fold in the tab on the side of each arm of the star:
Do the same on the other star piece.
Place the star blank side up. Fold one arm of the star in half. Crease only to the center of the star, not all the way across.
Unfold, then make the same crease on all the other arms of the star, and all the arms of the other star. Place the star patterned side up. Fold in half, so that the fold only goes to the center of the star: Unfold, and repeat the rest of the way around the star, and also on the other star.
Unfold the tabs on the arm of each star. Put glue on each tab. It helps to work on some scrap paper so you don’t get glue on your desk. Put glue on the other star in the same way.
Fold in the tabs on each arm of the star again. Yes, you’ll get glue on your fingers. But that’s part of the fun, right? The two halves of your star should look something like this:
Put the two halves of the star together. Press them flat to ensure the glue sticks:
Now for the fun bit – making your star 3D!!!
Gently squeeze the arms of your star to bring it back into its 3D shape. It takes a little while for the air to get back into the shape so don’t rush.
Here’s the finished star: