It all started with these Polish Stars (video tutorial here). Before long, Sadie (almost 10) was making them on her own and Miriam (age 6) was too, with only the slightest bit of help.
Then, wanting to be true to our heritage, we learned how to fold German Stars (video tutorial here). They come together faster but there are more steps involved. It wasn't long and we were all contributing to a jar full. We hope to make enough to string them into a garland for our Christmas tree next year.
As if that wasn't enough, we started making these stars below, too (video tutorial here). These are the simplest of all. Aren't they pretty? Midway through these projects we found ourselves running out of old scrap-booking paper I used to make cards with. I was overjoyed to find that our local craft store was already running a 70% off Christmas craft paper sale five days before Christmas! It was full steam ahead.
Soon, we were overrun with stars- making for pretty decorations everywhere.
Who knew folding paper could be so much fun? Maybe you'll find your family crowded around a table full of paper snippets, glitter and sticky fingers sometime this winter, too. :-)