Easy Paper Crafts: How to Fold a Six-Point Star from a Hexagon
This easy paper crafts six point star can be hung in a window or on a bulletin board, added to a package or a greeting card, used as a bookmark or an ornament.
The pretty paper star can decorate anywhere!
Take a look at these pretty easy paper crafts six-point stars, two silver and one gold:
Easy Paper Crafts: Six Point Star Materials and Tools:
Paper slightly larger than 6 inches by 6 inches - use a paper that holds a crease (metallic wrapping paper was used for these examples)
Yarn - 8 inches long (optional for hanging or using as a package tag)
Glue (optional for adding yarn)
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Six-Point Star from a Hexagon:
Start with a piece of paper slightly larger than six inches by six inches.
This paper is gold on the right side with a brown striped back.
In the middle of the paper, draw a circle six inches in diameter.
You can make these larger and smaller once you learn the steps.
I found the larger (an 8-inch) was not as pretty.
Smaller becomes difficult to fold in the latter steps.
Draw a line across the center of the circle, the diameter.
Use the compass set at its three-inch radius to find the 60-degree points on the circle.
Place the point of the compass one end of the diameter and make a small cross point on the circle. Do this for both ends of the diameter.
From each cross point on the circle, draw a line through the center to the opposite circle edge.
The "X" over the diameter divides the circle into six equal parts.
Set the compass at 1 1/2 inches, half of the larger circle's radius, and draw the inner circle.
Connect the points inside each circle where the lines touch the circles edge.
This forms the hexagons, one large and one at half the size.
The above steps are simple. Here they are in a one-page at-a-glance list.
Click on the picture to open a pdf file in a new window for printing.
Cut out the large hexagon along the lines formed inside the circle's edge.
Begin folding for the basis of the easy paper crafts six-point star.
Fold along the edge of the smaller hexagon.
I find it's easier to fold along the line outward first as shown here.
Next, fold the paper to the inside.
Continue folding along all six sides of the smaller hexagon.
For each point of the larger hexagon, match the point to the previously folded edge.
Crease the resulting folds as shown at the arrows.
From the right side, those same two creased folds begin to form the points of the easy paper crafts six-point star.
Continue folding on either side of the hexagon's six points.
Fold again on each side of the six points.
This time, fold over the corner to form a 90-degree angle with the inner folded edge.
Continue for both sides of each of the six points.
These folds complete the easy paper crafts six-point star.
If your paper holds the creases like this paper does, no additional glue is necessary.
The silver stars shown above needed a touch of glue inside to keep them from popping open.
Optionally you can fold the yarn in half, insert the ends in the fold under a star point and add glue to hold the yarn in place.
The yarn loop makes the easy paper crafts six-point star simple to hang as a decoration or to add as a gift tag.
This view shows how the points of the star seem to float above the background.
The easy paper crafts six point star provides a pretty decoration on its own.
But, you can also embellish with buttons, beads, tiny flowers or whatever else you might have on hand.
To shortcut some of the steps above, you can print the easy paper crafts six-point star pattern on regular computer paper, have children color the side opposite the printing then fold into the six-point star.
This easy paper crafts six-point star can be simple or elegant based on your choices of paper and embellishment.