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How to Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star


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Make One Diagonal Cut
Make One Cut

Vary the angle of the cut to find ideal 5 point star.

Diagrams by Jacci Howard Bear; licensed to About.com
Starting at corner B, make a single angled cut, snipping off a small trianglular piece of the folded paper.

Experiment with plain paper to find the angle of cut that produces the ideal 5 point star shape.

The small piece is the star (when unfolded).

Quite a bit of paper is cut away when you make the star. Don't waste that paper and ink:

  • Use a plain hole punch or a decorative paper punch (such as one shaped like stars) to make confetti from the leftover edges after cutting out your stars.

  • Run the cut away paper through your personal paper shredder and use the colorful bits for packing gifts, filling baskets, etc.
  1. What You'll Need
  2. Start with 8.5 x 10 inch Paper
  3. First Fold
  4. Create Horizontal and Vertical Creases
  5. Second Fold
  6. Third Fold
  7. Fourth Fold
  8. Fifth Fold
  9. This page
  10. Ideas for Using Finished Stars
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