Good Wednesday to you! Today, I am off on a hen do to London and back and may, by the time you're reading this, already be there. It's going to be a very long, but very exciting day (although this will be the longest time I've been away from my Little Miss, so I'm a tad nervous too - 18 hours apart!)
So I bring you a very simple and easy tutorial - how to make Winter Waldorf stars. I made my first Waldorf star in summer, but didn't quite get it right (I didn't realise this until Emi pointed out my obvious mistake) Since then, I've made a lot more, and I just love them.
My good friend Anna mentioned how, at her Steiner school, they'd make white ones at winter and I thought, 'What a good idea - I must try this come December..' (Anna will kindly be writing a post about her experiences of Steiner education in the weeks following Ezra's birth)
So, here it is!
(You can use tougher material, like kite paper, or even card, but I usually use tissue paper and it works well)
1. First cut your tissue paper up into squares. 8 to be exact.
2. Take your first square, and fold it in half.
Then fold it in half again. When you open it up, your square will be divided into four little squares
3. Fold each corner into the center until you have a smaller square.
Then, fold two of the sides into the middle, like so, making a kite shape.
4. Repeat this 8 times until you have 8 kite shapes.
5. Using some craft glue or pritt stick, put a little on one half of the shorter side, as shown below:
6. Stick 2 of the kites together.
Then, repeat with all remaining kites, until you get a beautiful big star shape. (Note, on the last kite, you will stick it on to the previous kite, and then stick the first kite onto it, thereby completing the round)
7. And...there you have it! A Waldorf star!
Now, stick them onto your windows (or if you're so inclined, your walls...)
And see how pretty they look as the light shines through. The perfect simple Yule decoration!
'For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.'
Vincent Van Gogh