This tutorial still exists! But it has moved over to my new blog due to popularity. Please click here!!!
I have been meaning to offer this tutorial for *quite* some time now (since September of ’09! Eep!) and I have finally gotten around to making the images into a tutorial. These stars are awesome. They are the perfect size for any kind of ornament, they make excellent over-sized brooches for your purse, and a great addition to any bulletin board. I make mine from 2″ square paper. These ones in the image are made from scrapbooking paper. I like scrapbooking paper because it is thicker than traditional origami paper and yet the pieces still fit together nicely. However, I have made these stars from chiyogami, foil, construction paper, tissue paper, and even chewing gum wrappers. The pieces require a minimal amount of folding so you can be pretty versatile with your material. Read below for instructions!
Merry Christmas Origamists! As I get ready to start preparing for the Christmas Eve festivities, I thought it would be appropriate to post some kid-friendly Origami ideas. I have a rather large family so my parents were always looking for arts and crafts to keep us all busy. Yesterday, I noticed my mom had hung some cute origami decorations I had made years ago in a kid-friendly workshop (photos coming soon).
In the same spirit, I wanted to share this fun project idea with you all! Origami Club has a TON of holiday origami diagrams that are easy and fun. But you do not need to stop there!
What you Need:
1.) Wrapping Paper in Various Colors (Red and Green with a white backside)
2.) Small foam cutouts in Christmas shapes (Snowflakes, Christmas Balls,etc.) You can find these at any major craft store.
3.) Glitter Pens in Silver, Green, Red, and Gold.
What to do:
1.) Cut your wrapping paper in squares of various sizes.
4.) With some glue, past on some foam cut-outs to decorate your trees and santas.
5.) Go wild with the glitter pens to jazz up your paper and foam.
6.) Attach them to the wall or window with tape or put magnets on the back and decorate your fridge!
I will try to get some photos of my little trees up at some point so you have a model, but Origami makes great decorations for any event in my opinion. Enjoy folding with family and friends and have a Happy Holiday!