At the November meeting, we challenged our inner child and made European Paper Stars using waxed kite paper. The stars are popular decorations in Germany and many households display them during the whole Christmas season.
We had three guild mentors who had learned the procedures before the meeting so that they could guide members through the process.
The beauty of these stars is revealed once they are hung on a window and the sun shines through them, showing all the various layers of color in the folded paper. The intricacies are really amazing.
Here is an array of stars that the mentors made before the program. We started with the most basic star and worked our way up to more difficult ones.
Each star is made up of multiple sub-units. Some stars used 8 squares of paper, some 10 and more.
A little dab of glue holds the pieces together.
This is a great activity to do on an afternoon with children or grandchildren. We learned the technique from Marilyn Romatka on Taproot Video.