It has been a long winter and any signs of spring seem to be still buried under three feet of Adirondack snow.
If you are also looking out the window and want to bring some color and freshness to your house, try these delightful window star art projects. Remember arts and crafts are not just for kids, but for adults, too!
I am a devout purchaser of craft books, Pinterest and crafting with friends. My children are very patient with my struggles to try to make something affordable as well as beautiful.
Tutorial for Tissue Paper Window Stars
Materials: tissue paper, colored wax paper or any paper that is translucent, glue and tape
Cut tissue paper into rectangles. Fold eight rectangles in half length-wise. Open back up. Fold each corner in to meet the center fold line. Crease the corners.
At one end fold the corner a second time to meet the center fold. Dab a very small amount of glue on the folded edges.
Put a small dab of glue at the top point of the first star point and a small dab on the upper side.
Place the next star point on, lining the side of the top point with the center fold of the bottom.
Work all around. This is what the other side looks like.
Use 16 rectangles. Do all the above steps but instead of just folding one side a second time, fold both ends a second time.
That creates a 16 point star. When the last star point is attached gently lift up the first point and glue it to the last point. Have fun!
(This is an updated repost from my February 9, 2010 Adirondack Family Time blog post.)
The Children's Year, All Year Round or Magical Window Stars that have directions for making tissue stars and well as other crafts
Of course, for year-round Adirondack Family fun, please check out any of the Adirondack Family Time guidebooks.