How to Cut Out a Large Star Shape When You Don't Have a Pattern

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You can cut a large star shape from any size paper without a pattern by using an uncomplicated folding and cutting technique. To make a large star, use wrapping paper from a roll. Silver wrapping paper, found in the wedding section of a card shop, will be perfect for this large star, which can be used for wall decorations in a child's star-themed bedroom. You can also glue two matching stars together with a glue stick and hang them from the ceiling with thread.

Things You'll Need

  • Silver wrapping paper on a roll
  • Scissors
  • Cut a piece of wrapping paper from the roll that is as long as the wrapping paper is wide, using the scissors.

  • Fold the paper square in half, from the top to the bottom. Create a sharp crease by running your fingernail along the fold.

  • Fold the paper in half again, from the top to the bottom, creating a light crease. Unfold the light crease.

  • Bring the tip of the right corner of the paper to the light crease mark at the left edge of the paper and firmly crease the fold.

  • Fold the upper left corner of the paper along the top edge of the section you previously folded.

  • Turn the paper so the folded point is at the top. Fold the paper in half vertically, matching up the left and right edges.

  • Cut the paper with the scissors to create an equal-sided triangle, with the top folded corner located at the right edge. Unfold the paper to see the star.

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References

  • "The Busy Day Book"; Banner Press; 1977
  • "365 Things to Make and Do"; Vivienne Bolton; 2003
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images
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