Welcome to this month’s installment of Get Crafty. How many of you love making origami items? This month, we are going to make 3D Origami Lucky Stars.
Materials needed: Lucky star paper that comes in so many colors and textures or strips of origami paper or regular printing paper cut in strips. The bigger the paper, the bigger the star. That’s it!
Now you can start folding your paper. Sometimes it’s easier to learn how to fold the paper, especially making the knot at the beginning, by looking at a video. I found a great tutorial showing you how to create beautiful 3D Origami Lucky Stars. There is no speaking. Instead, there are captions to help you understand each step with some nice background music.
Did you ever want to know why they are they called Lucky Stars? You can learn about the story at time mark 5:51 on the video below.
For a non-video tutorial, check out the Origami-Instructions.com website for Origami Lucky Star Folding.
This picture is shows the completed Step 1 where the paper is folded into a knot.
There are so many things you can do with your completed Lucky Stars. Here are a few examples:
I hope you have as much fun as I did making the Origami 3D Lucky Stars. Enjoy!
Origami is so much fun to do. The Boston Public Library has a great collection of origami project books that you can browse, check out and take home.
Need a library card? Wondering how long you can borrow a book? Borrowing and Circulation information can be found here.
*”Get Crafty” features craft projects by Mary, a Teen Librarian at Teen Central, and is posted on the third Friday of every month.