Cut a Five Pointed Star

This page explains how to cut a perfect five-pointed-star from a piece of paper. It's a great craft for birthdays, Christmas, and 4th of July celebrations - indeed, five pointed stars are good for any celebration!


 

How to Cut a Five-Pointed Star

  1. Take a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper and fold it in half.
     
     
  2. Fold in half again to mark the quarter-way point. Unfold.
     
     
  3. Bring the bottom left corner to the quarter-way mark at the
    right edge of the paper.
     
     
  4. Fold the bottom right corner over-top the left edge.
     
     
  5. Fold the bottom right over-top the left side one more time.
    You will get a pizza shape.
     
     
  6. Cut a wedge out of the bottom of the pizza shape:
    cut from bottom right up towards top left.
     
     
  7. Unfold the wedge and see a perfect five pointed star. If you
    cut a narrow wedge then you will get a star with skinny arms.
     
     If you cut a fat wedge, then you will get a stumpy star.
    Experiment and have fun!

 
 

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