Make String Craft Stars

String_stars_feb_PB_2014_1 On the blog Creative Jewish Mom we found these fabulous geometric stars. Check out Saras great stars here, or check out our slightly developed stars below.


You need yarn, cardboard, scissors, glue and solid colored paper.


1. Start by drawing out circles on the cardboard. We used a paper cup as a template. Cut out the circle and then cut  slits evenly in the circle. How many slits you want is up to you, but make sure the slits are evenly spaced. Our circles got 8 and 12 slits.



2. Now is the time to start creating patterns. Thread the yarn in the different slits and watch a pattern grow on the circle. Sara of Creative Jewish Mom has a detailed description of how to make her stars. We got up our patterns by experimenting. The ends of the yarn are then tied together in back.


3. We have chosen to decorate our stars further. Fold a paper into a fan and glue the edges together.


4. Paste the cardboard star to the pleated paper.


They look almost like medals. By cutting different slits and using different colors of yarn and paper the stars can be varied infinitely. Something for a rainy day, perhaps.



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    9 March, 2014 at 12:47 am

    These are soooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL 🙂
    Wonderful job and thanks for the tutorial 🙂

    • Reply
      Karin & Freja
      12 March, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m really glad to hear you like them!

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    10 March, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    woooow they are soooo pretty and gorgious!
    thank you for the sharing and the tute, i’m pretty sure i will try this out;-D

    • Reply
      Karin & Freja
      12 March, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      So glad to hear you like them – we had lots of fun making them!

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    Smita Lakhotia
    11 July, 2014 at 10:58 am

    This is sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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    17 May, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    this is so pretty and now that i’ve seen it i think i am gonna try it! thanks for the tutorial!

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    27 July, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    […] String Craft Stars on Pysselbolaget […]

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    Easy Art and Craft Ideas for Children - Bankhill Educare
    1 June, 2017 at 9:36 am

    […] Activity: Begin by sketching out circles on the cardboard by using a paper cup as a guide or diagram. Then cut out the circles and cut evenly spaced slits in the circle as per your requirement. Thereafter, it’s time to begin making designs. Fix the thread on to the slits and you’ll notice a pattern appearing on the circle. The thread ends are tied together at the back. In order to beautify it more, a paper could be folded into a fan and the edges pasted together. Glue the cardboard star on the paper fan. Source and images: Pysselbolaget […]

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