Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Magical Window Stars

I got this book through inter-library loan and was so excited to get it.  Then I paged through it and thought, "Oh, these are impossible."  The patterns all looked really complicated and there were all kinds of keys and reference pages.

But then I got to really looking at and reading the book because there are some really cool stars in there.  You are supposed to use tissue paper and there are directions for folding and cutting it into the right sized pieces.  And then you make the folds and the stars.  So for this book you don't need kite paper but tissue paper which you can pick up inexpensively at the dollar store.

I did try one of the designs with kite paper.  This is our October star:
It came out a little off center but it is still nice.  I used brown, orange and yellow.

Magical Window Stars is a good book but to use it, you will need tissue paper, time and patience.  So this is not a book for beginners but those who are ready for something a little bit more complicated.  You should probably have basic origami skills before attempting the patterns in this book as well.


Kelly said...

Your window star looks great. We've never tried making any. Like you say, they seem so complicated. Must try it!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely! Autumnal colors are my favorite, and this star came out beautifully.

CloseAcademy said...

Thanks. The patterns you find online are fairly easy but the book was a bit complicated.

I have one done for Christmas in red and green and am going to do a snow star next with blue and white.


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