Written by Cecilia Ymaz, Sophomore at CVHS & Commissioner of Publicity

Want to make fun, lucky stars that take less than a minute to fold? Well, this is the place for you! Paper stars can be used for decorating your room, gifting them to your friends, and so many other ways. All you need is a strip of paper.



You can buy these origami paper strips at stores like Daiso or on Amazon. You can also cut long strips of paper. Most origami paper strips are 25 centimeters long and 1 centimeter wide.







Step 1: Fold the strip loosely. It should look like the loop of a ribbon.  




Step 2: Pull the excess paper from the ribbon through the loop. Once your base looks like a pentagon, press down on the shape to flatten it.



Step 3: Turn your paper over and fold the excess paper over the pentagon. You can now start folding the rest of the paper! Follow the direction the paper folds towards, then flatten it. Continue the process until there is not enough paper to fold over the base of the star.

Step 4: Tuck in the remaining piece of paper inside the star.

Step 5: Pinch each corner with your fingertips to get a three-dimensional star!