How to Make an Origami Lucky Star

Star origami final step
Difficulty: Easy
Follow our easy, step-by-step instructions to teach you how to make these cute little lucky stars (wishing stars).

Origami lucky stars are also known as origami wishing stars. Making stars out of paper in the origami style is thought to bring good luck. And when you distribute them, they bring even better luck.

They look so gorgeous and puffy, and when you give someone a lot of them, they get to make a wish (isn’t that wonderful?). You can also use them as decor by stuffing jars or bowls with them, or you may put them in gift bags as a fortunate charm.

Of course, it would be a lot of fun to do this with your kids and other loved ones. The five-pointed origami stars also resemble well-known Hollywood stars, don’t you think? So, yes, you might say that they represent fame.

In making the folding process of lucky stars, you need to use paper strips that are 10 to 11 inches long and 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, or 3/4 inch wide. If you want different sizes, thinner strips create smaller stars, while wider strips create larger ones.

Make the knot and the pentagon of your origami lucky star as neatly as tightly as you can. Doing the knot tips is one of the main ways to ensure that your tiny origami lucky stars turn fluffy and firm as you hold them.

Trivia: Did you know that you can use these lucky star origami as your checker in every achievement or wish that comes true? Yes! Indeed, when you accomplish something, whether a small accomplishment, place one star in a mason jar, and you will see those beautiful stars that are your achieved goals. At any moment you look at those stars in the mason jar, it can boost your perseverance in pushing to achieve your objectives and desire to come true.

How to Make an Origami Lucky Star?

Making one or many of these adorable little stars is easy with the help of this step-by-step guide. And it will be more fun if you consider this activity part of your quality time with your loved one, especially with your kids. You can use this lucky star origami as party decorations, to add color to a room, to decorate gift wrap, or to bring some little charm into your life.

These two origami lucky stars are both fairly simple to build. Even beginners can make them perfectly after practicing a few times. So, what are you waiting for? Grab some colored paper and start making some origami stars following the steps mentioned and explained below.

Step 1
Star origami step 01
Start by taking 1×11 inches strip of paper.

Step 2
Star origami step 02
Flip back the end of the strip and move it on the front.

Step 3
Star origami step 03
Tie and flatten the knot (Make sure the knot is not loose).

Step 4
Star origami step 04
Flip over the model.

Step 56
Star origami step 05
Fold the loose end and glue it.

Step 6
Star origami step 06
Fold the long leftover strip along the edge of the pentagon shape.

Step 7
Star origami step 07
Fold again.

Step 8
Star origami step 08
Fold again.

Step 9
Star origami step 09
Fold again.

Step 10
Star origami step 10
Fold again.

Step 11
Star origami step 11
Flip over the model and tuck the loose end into the pocket.

Step 12
Star origami step 12
Use your fingernails to carefully poke in the sides of the pentagon so that the star can puff up.

Step 13
Star origami final step
Here you have your cute paper lucky star!


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