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Easy Paper Crafts: How to Fold a Six-Point Star from a Hexagon


This easy paper crafts six point star can be hung in a window or on a bulletin board, added to a package or a greeting card, used as a bookmark or an ornament. The pretty paper star can decorate anywhere!

Take a look at these pretty easy paper crafts six-point stars, two silver and one gold:

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star three finished stars

Easy Paper Crafts: Six Point Star Materials and Tools:

  • Paper slightly larger than 6 inches by 6 inches - use a paper that holds a crease (metallic wrapping paper was used for these examples) 
  • Yarn - 8 inches long (optional for hanging or using as a package tag)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Glue (optional for adding yarn)

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Six-Point Star from a Hexagon:

Start with a piece of paper slightly larger than six inches by six inches. This paper is gold on the right side with a brown striped back.

In the middle of the paper, draw a circle six inches in diameter.

You can make these larger and smaller once you learn the steps. I found the larger (an 8-inch) was not as pretty. Smaller becomes difficult to fold in the latter steps.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 1 draw circle

 Draw a line across the center of the circle, the diameter.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 2 draw diameter

Use the compass set at its three-inch radius to find the 60-degree points on the circle. Place the point of the compass one end of the diameter and make a small cross point on the circle. Do this for both ends of the diameter. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 3 draw 60 degrees points

From each cross point on the circle, draw a line through the center to the opposite circle edge. The "X" over the diameter divides the circle into six equal parts. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 4 draw 60 degrees lines

Set the compass at 1 1/2 inches, half of the larger circle's radius, and draw the inner circle. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 5 draw inner circle

Connect the points inside each circle where the lines touch the circles edge. This forms the hexagons, one large and one at half the size. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 6 draw hexagons

The above steps are simple. Here they are in a one-page at-a-glance list. Click on the picture to open a pdf file in a new window for printing.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star steps to draw hexagons

Cut out the large hexagon along the lines formed inside the circle's edge. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 7 cut out large hexagon

Begin folding for the basis of the easy paper crafts six-point star. Fold along the edge of the smaller hexagon. I find it's easier to fold along the line outward first as shown here.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 8 fold edge on small hexagon

Next, fold the paper to the inside.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 9 fold edge inward

Continue folding along all six sides of the smaller hexagon. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 10 all edges folded

For each point of the larger hexagon, match the point to the previously folded edge. Crease the resulting folds as shown at the arrows.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 11 fold corners inside

From the right side, those same two creased folds begin to form the points of the easy paper crafts six-point star. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 12 folded corners outside view

 Continue folding on either side of the hexagon's six points.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 13 fold all corners

Fold again on each side of the six points. This time, fold over the corner to form a 90-degree angle with the inner folded edge. Continue for both sides of each of the six points.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 14 fold under edge

These folds complete the easy paper crafts six-point star.

If your paper holds the creases like this paper does, no additional glue is necessary. The silver stars shown above needed a touch of glue inside to keep them from popping open.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 15 all points folded

Optionally you can fold the yarn in half, insert the ends in the fold under a star point and add glue to hold the yarn in place. The yarn loop makes the easy paper crafts six-point star simple to hang as a decoration or to add as a gift tag.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 16 add yarn loop

This view shows how the points of the star seem to float above the background. 

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star Step 17 folded star 

The easy paper crafts six point star provides a pretty decoration on its own. But, you can also embellish with buttons, beads, tiny flowers or whatever else you might have on hand.

To shortcut some of the steps above, you can print the easy paper crafts six-point star pattern (pdf file opens in a new window) on regular computer paper, have children color the side opposite the printing then fold into the six-point star.

Have fun!

This easy paper crafts six-point star can be simple or elegant based on your choices of paper and embellishment.


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