Decorative Geometric String Stars
These beautiful Decorative Geometric String Stars are perfect for Hanukkah or Christmas decorating. An adult may have to make the initial cuts but the kids can take over and create their own original string stars.
Cardboard, recycled preferably
Circular punch, or something round to trace, a mug, a glass etc.
Heavy thread, string or yarn, depending on the size of your circles, I used fine crocheting thread that comes in those little spools in tons of irresistible colors.
Cut out circles, our circular craft punch wasn't able to handle some of the cardboard we used, so some of the circles were hand cut, which is why they're not quite perfect!
Cut slits in circle either 8 or 16 evenly spaced. If you're planning to do a bunch, make one circle with slits perfectly placed and then use that as a guide for other circles. Remember how to divide a circle dear readers?
Now it's time to have some fun. With the end on the back side insert string into slit 1 and bring down to slit 9. Carry string across the back and insert into slit 2. Bring string across the front and insert into slit 10. Carry string across the back and insert into slit 3. Continue working in this fashion until you've gone around the circle at least twice. Turn your circle over to reveal, ta da, a beautiful geometric star, like the metallic gold one in the top photo.
To create the star seen in the exact middle, turn circle over and repeat above steps with a second color. Wow, too much fun, and of course there are so many designs one can create!
Patterns, Templates and Printables
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