If you have ever visited a Waldorf school you will have seen these beautiful, colourful stars filling the windows.
They are fun to make, but usually so complicated that they are an activity reserved for much older children or even grown-ups. This version of Window Stars is made of tissue paper, not kite paper, which is easier for little hands to fold.
It also doesn’t involve any cutting and works with squares, so in a way they are a child-friendly “cheat” version of the proper stars.
Emily who is now 5 has fun making these.
Tissue Paper Window Stars
You will need:
Eight squares of tissue paper (we use 10 x10 cm)
Fold your paper square in half.
Open it up again and fold it the other way.
When you open it again you should have a cross through your paper like so:
Fold all four pointy corners into the middle:
Then, this step is difficult to explain, fold two of the corners towards the middle so it looks like this:
You have just made the first point of your window star!
Make seven more.
To glue them together dab some glue into the bottom right corner of the first point and attach the second point.
Work your way around the star until you have used all your tips and made a lovely Waldorf inspired window decoration!
These are so easy that you and your little ones will want to make more, so be prepared to fill your windows!
Wishing you a wonderful day!