Hanging paper Christmas star
Paper Christmas star

What you need

  • 6 squares of white paper (15cm x 15cm)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • lead pencil
  • ruler
  • hole punch and string (to hang it up)


  • Fold your square on the diagonal to create  a triangle.
  • Now fold the triangle in half.
  • With the long side along the bottom, draw five horizontal lines on the triangle, 1cm apart.
  • Starting at the edge that is open (not the folded edge) cut along the lines, stop about 5mm from the folded edge each time.
  • Open out the square.
  • Take the two corners in the centre of the square (see video) and glue them together. Use a pencil to keep the shape while you glue.
  • Turn your shape over.
  • Now take the next two corners and curl them together to glue in the centre.
  • Turn the shape over again.
  • Take the next two corners and glue them together in the same way.
  • Keep going, turning over each time so that you are gluing alternate corners on each side of the shape.
  • When you are done you should have an intricate diamond shape.
  • Now make six of those.
  • When you have six, glue them together in a star shape.
  • Use a hole punch to make a hole, thread some string through and your Christmas star is ready to hang.


This craft idea was created by Penny Flanagan for Kidspot.com.au and has been adapted for Kidspot.co.nz. Thanks to our sister site, Kidspot Australia, for creating the video.

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