Make a symmetrical 5-pointed star following either of these methods:
a.) Fold-and-cut star - with a few folds and a cut, you can quickly create a star out of paper. See our Folding Paper Stars for craft instructions.
b.) Printable template - print out any of these 3D star templates on A4 or US Letter size paper or cardstock. Cut out the stars. Trim off the five tabs on each star unless you want to make a double-sided or back-to-back 3D star.
This step is only necessary if you printed out the stars on cardstock or thick paper. Scoring along the lines makes folding a lot easier. Find a scoring tool such as a blunt plastic knife or a spent ballpoint pen. Place the edge of a ruler on one line. With the ruler to guide the tool, score along the entire line. Remember not to score too hard as this may tear the paper. Score all the five lines on the star.
For a double-sided star, make a pair of identical 3D stars following the steps above. One star should have a string taped at the back.
Put glue on one tab on each star. Position the pair of stars back-to-back so that the tab on each star gets tucked under the other star's tabless edge.
Place the tab with glue under the opposite star's tabless edge. Press on the seams for at least 30 seconds to allow the glue to set.
Glue the tabs by pairs until you've sealed all the seams. We find it more manageable and less messy to work on the tabs by pairs compared to putting glue on all the tabs all at once.