Origami Wishing Star

These origami wishing stars (also called lucky stars) are easy and fun to make. Start with a long strip of paper that is of the ratio 1:13 or greater. This is to say, if the paper is 1" wide, then it should be at least 13" long. If you use a standard USA 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, you can slice off a half inch strip along the 11" edge and that works fine. You can also buy a the pre-cut strips of paper to make lucky stars yourself.
wishing star
wishing star





These lucky stars can be made into jewelry such as earrings and bracelets. You can put them in a jar as a decoration, or make a Stars in a Jar estimation game. Lucky stars can be used as fancy packing peanuts. You can even super-size them! See more photos here.

buy Lucky Star paper (approx $3.50 for 100 strips):

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