Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17th

If you've read "The Lion in the Box" then you'll already be familiar with these stars. If you haven't, then you'll get to see what you're missing. :) I've made these stars with friends and even the younger ones can make them with a little help. It's also a great way to use those old Christmas cards. And if you want to add to the look of your star, poke holes with a needle to let light shine out when you're done.

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(If you'd like to get a pdf file of this pattern to cut and use, or print on colored paper and draw your own pictures, just send me an e-mail and I'll e-mail it back to you. I'd put it on here, but I don't know how.)

Cut two stars out.
Cut the pattern out. Cut on the dotted lines and score on the solid lines around the stars. (I usually use a pin to score my lines. Just put a ruler by the lines and trace them with a push pin.)

Fold the scored lines.
Once the star is cut and folded, glue the funny little piece on one point of the star to the underneath part of the other point beside it. This will make a fat star.

 Once you have two stars folded and glued this way, fit them together and glue the edges of one star on top of the edges of the other. You will have little holes on the inner parts of the star. These are great for putting over a light especially if you poked holes in your star for the light to shine through.

Happy star making!

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