12 Crafts of Christmas – Day #6, Origami Stars

Day 6 Craft: Origami Stars

A fold here and a fold there. Open it up and fold it again !

These folded stars start with a shortcut: a printed pentagon cut out with a few guidelines.

The Six Days of Creation

DAY 1: 1 In the beginning when God created[] the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[] swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

DAY 2: And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

DAY 3: 9 And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

DAY 4: 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

DAY 5 : 20 And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

DAY 6:   24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind[c] in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth,[d] and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

27 So God created humankind[e] in his image,
    in the image of God he created them;[f]
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” 29 God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
~ Genesis 1

Making the Origami Stars

 What you will need:

~ 8.5″ x 11″ paper (patterned)
    NOT cardstock !

~ Pattern

~ Scissors

We used paper that had a pearl finish and printed the pattern on the BACK side.

Start by printing and cutting out your pentagon pattern the fold in half along the RED lines.
Repeat 4 more times for each corner, open and lie flat.

Next, fold each side in, touching the corners to the folds as seen at the red arrows. This will make a crease on the green lines.
Repeat 4 times so that all of the green lines are creased.

We add a few more creases by repeating the side fold in from above, and the next adjacent side folded in.
The red arrow will match up to a red crease.
Pull the corner (yellow arrow) out so that there is the folded flap sticking up as shown.

Take the corner (yellow arrow) and fold down flat to the left.

Lift up and you see there is a new crease (at the blue dotted line)

Repeat the steps to create the additional creases (blue lines) for each corner.

Open and lie flat.

Pinch each of the corners
to form a star-like bowl.

Next, pinch the “new” creases
(blue arrows) forming an opposite fold from the corners.

The yellow arrows correspond to the green lines and fold the same as the corners.

Carefully ease the folds inward, twisting slightly until everything comes together into the middle.

Flip your star over and fold each “point” in half meeting the corner to the center.

Repeat for 4 adjacent points. 

Open the fourth point then fold the fifth tucking the fourth inside.

TADA !!!
The Origami Star !!!

Day 7

Painted stones

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