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
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- Take a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper and fold it in half.
- Fold in half again to mark the quarter-way point. Unfold.
- Bring the bottom left corner to the quarter-way mark at the
right edge of the paper.
- Fold the bottom right corner over-top the left edge.
- Fold the bottom right over-top the left side one more time.
You will get a pizza shape.
- Cut a wedge out of the bottom of the pizza shape:
cut from bottom right up towards top left.
- 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!