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Crafts for summer: Make a Sunny Window Star!!

Cards, Making flower, Origami, Paper crafts  |  September 6th 2011  |  0 Comment
I thought these lovely window stars would be a great addition to our Solstice celebration…a great way to “bring the sun in”!
I see these stars all over people’s blogs, but often they don’t include tutorials, so I wanted to put together a tutorial so you don’t just have to drool over my window star/sun…you can make one of your very own!   If you don’t understand the written instructions, just look at the photos…I tried to photograph every step for you.
Start by gathering together some sunny coloured kite/tissue paper…I used bright yellow, light orange and dark orange. Cut into 4×3 inch rectangles. You will need 8 yellow and 4 in light orange, 4 in dark orange.  Make sure you make your rectangles super straight!
 
First take one of the rectangles and fold it in half…
Now unfold it…
Now take the corners and fold them until they meet the line from the previous fold…do this with all four corners.
Take one end and fold them again, until they meet the centre line of that initial fold…like so.  Repeat this with all 16 of your little rectangles, (I call this mamma meditation time…ohmmmmmmmmmmmm)
Start by assembling your yellow pieces…I use a clear glue stick for this part…just use a little bit of glue on the piece you are sticking the other piece to…press them down as you go…
Your piece should look like this…
Now…take your orange pieces and fit them in on the diagonal, in between the yellow rays…
remember, if you are using 2 shades of orange, put in one ray and then leave a space for the other colour…do this colour in between every other ray, (does that make sense?), if it doesn’t make sense, refer to the picture below this one…
After you do that with all four, fit in the other orange pieces in between…
It will look like this when you’re finished…
To hang them, I put some small dabs of glue on the back, (using the glue stick), and “stick” it to the window…I was wondering if they could be laminated, as a way of preserving them…they are just SO beautiful!!!  Here is the finished sun/star!!!!
I LOVE these stars…I’ve been sitting here admiring them all the day long, and because they are a bit time consuming, I just feel the love that I put into them, and I can’t help but smile!!  You could also make these with other colours…don’t limit yourself…heck make these for every occasion!!  I wanted to do these for Solstice, hence the sunny colours!!

Source: twigandtoadstool.blogspot.com