You may have seen the beautiful paper stars and flowers that decorate the windows in the Music and Arts Room on the CWS campus – you can make your own at home! There are so many variations, and more customizing can be done with your color choices, layering, and even painting or dipping parts of the stars in water (if you use tissue paper instead of kite paper you can get interesting color bleed effects!). Kite paper is often used for these stars, but colored tissue works fine as well. Kite paper is coated so it is a bit sturdier and more colorfast.
Here are a few sites with paper star instructions:
Meine Svenja – www.meinesvenja.de
This site is in German, but even if you don’t speak the language the instructions are really clear with numbered pictures and there are lots of great designs!
Denver Waldorf School – www.denverwaldorf.org
A simple rainbow star from our friends at the Denver Waldorf School.
Origami Maniacs on Youtube has a series of videos showing several different types of stars. Here’s the first:
If you would like to order supplies, consider Mercurius/Art Makes Sense, BellaLuna Toys or A Child’s Dream. Kite paper can also be found on Amazon. If you know a local place that sells it please let us know!