Friday, December 10

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 10

Today's craft is an origami ninja star. Doesn't sound very Christmas-y does it? No judgement until you see it.

The Diva - she's the origami expert - and I used a lightweight wrapping paper of silver snowflakes. TrĂ©s thrifty.

You need 2 sheets of 6" x 6" paper. Don't go smaller, it will be nearly impossible to fold. Go bigger if you like, though; just make sure your sheets are square.

We used instructions from The Joy of Origami, by Margaret Van Sicklen.

Carefully fold your first sheet:

Time for the second sheet:

Now it's time to put both of the pieces together:

Word to the wise - take your time and follow the instructions to a T. Even the experienced origami girl had to try this a couple of times.

The end result:

Fun to tuck into the branches of the tree, string into a garland or use as a tag on a gift.

My apologies that some of the photos are blurry and the colors are inconsistent. Argh.


  1. Have you seen the Origami desk calendars? Every day there are instructions to make something from that day's page. It's a great holiday gift too.

  2. Very cool. It would be a great way to challenge the kids' energy each day. The older they get, the harder it is.