Tissue Paper Stars

Today, I have a Christmassy craft to share with you. It’s really easy to make, so one to get the kids involved with. All you need is some cellophane paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick.

Step 1 – Cut your cellophane paper into eight same sized rectangles. You can use all colours or a combination of different colours. We made two different sizes of stars: one with rectangles 24cm x 10cm, and one with rectangles 12cm x 6.5cm.

Step 2 – Take one of the rectangles, and fold it in half lengthwise, then unfold again, leaving a crease down the middle.

Step 3 – Take each of the four corners, and bring them in to meet the middle crease, then fold them down (see above).

Step 4 – Now take the sides at ONE END ONLY and fold them in to meet the middle crease again (see above). Repeat the same steps with your remaining seven rectangles.

Step 5 – Glue the piece together at the ends that have only been folded once, so that each piece aligns with the middle crease of the piece before, as shown above. Keep layer the pieces on top of each other, until you get to the last piece…

Step 6 – I’ve tried to show you here in the photo what you have to do with the last piece – you have to slide it in to place, so that it sits above one of the pieces next to it, and underneath the other.

And you’re done! This is what your finished star should look like. It’s really easy to make loads of these in different sizes. When we made ours, I cut up the rectangles in advance and then got the kids involved with the folding and glueing.

If you make any stars, I’d love to see some photos! Please feel free to share with me or tag me on Instagram or Twitter. Happy star making!



11 Comments on Tissue Paper Stars

  1. Sabina Green
    4 December 2018 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    Great job, that looks gorgeous. Lovely colours, especially with the light shining through. Love tissue decorations.

  2. Victoria
    4 December 2018 at 11:02 am (2 years ago)

    These look like lots of fun to make and quite simple too. They look great for decorating with (love the look of the star on the window!). Thanks for sharing!

    Victoria | http://www.spokenreveries.co.uk

  3. Victoria
    4 December 2018 at 11:04 am (2 years ago)

    These look like lots of fun to make and quite simple too. They look great against the window too! Thanks for sharing :)

    Victoria | http://www.spokenreveries.co.uk

  4. Talya
    4 December 2018 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh these are lovely and look the part too! We have a load of tissue paper in our craft box which I have done nothing with so perhaps we’ll have a go!

  5. Laura Dove
    4 December 2018 at 4:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh these look like so much fun and so simple too! My kids love making things like this at Christmas!

  6. Sonia Cave
    4 December 2018 at 7:58 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so simple but so effective. It looks great on the window. We used to make a lot of “stain glass windows” as we call them, but we have not done this

  7. Melanie williams
    4 December 2018 at 8:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh wow these look super nice. I love the look of the star at the window just besides the tree – very festive xx

  8. Sonia
    5 December 2018 at 9:36 am (2 years ago)

    Oh wow these are fab! Going to run out and get some tissue paper and make some with the littlest after school x

  9. Marie Blake
    5 December 2018 at 9:42 am (2 years ago)

    I love hand made decorations and a lovely thing to do together! Looks so pretty on the window too.

  10. Aziel Morte
    6 December 2018 at 12:38 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks cute and easy to make. I bet my kids would love this too.


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