A Folded Paper Star

A Folded Paper Star

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A Chinese Star folded from Weaving Paper Strips.

Guide step 1
1.
Tie a knot at one end of the weaving paper strip.
Guide step 2
2.
Gently tighten the knot and flatten it. This is now an equilateral pentagon.
Guide step 3
3.
Tightly wrap the long end of the strip around the pentagon, whilst following the edge.
Guide step 4
4.
Tuck the small end of the strip underneath to hide it.
Guide step 5
5.
Continue wrapping the strip around the star until the right thickness is reached. Do not make it too thin. Make it thick enough for it give a slight resistance when pressed firmly, while pushing/pressing the star into shape. The smaller the star, the shorter the strip. You may use the entire strip for the largest star.
Guide step 6
6.
Cut off the strip close to the edge of the star.
Guide step 7
7.
Fold the end of the strip underneath the folds to hide it.
Guide step 8
8.
Push in all five sides using your thumb.
Guide step 9
9.
When making the big star, it may be necessary to glue two of the edges in place.
Guide step 10
10.
Use a needle to push a hole in the star for the piece of string for hanging.

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