I love making Waldorf stars. They look so beautiful when stuck to a window, and are especially magical when catching the pale winter light. They are deceptively easy to make, and are lovely decorations all year round.

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
Window stars

Below I have given step-by-step instructions to make a simple, eight-pointed Waldorf star, but there are many variations which can be found online! Here I have shown a multi-coloured star, but single colour stars also look beautiful.

You will need:

  • Kite paper
  • PVA glue

To make Waldorf window stars: 

Step 1: Take a piece of kite paper. Smaller stars can be made by cutting a piece of paper into quarters first.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half.
Step 3: Fold it back into a square, then in half the opposite way.
Step 4: Fold a corner down into the centre.
Step 5: Repeat with the remaining three corners.
Step 6: Fold one corner in, creating a straight line down the middle.
Step 7: Repeat with the other side.
Step 8: Repeat the whole process with seven more pieces of paper.
Step 9: Stick each piece together, making sure you glue with the folded side facing up.
Step 10: When the star is glued together, turn it round so the folds are at the back. It’s now ready to be glued to a window, using a dab of glue in the centre and at each tip.

Do you enjoy making these stars? Which style do you like the best?

I have a few more wintry posts planned over the next few weeks on how we will be celebrating Christmas as a secular family, some tips for a greener Christmas, and sharing the gifts we have bought Frida. Have you seen my Montessori-friendly gift guide and my list of Winter books we are enjoying

Posted by:Eloise R

6 replies on “Waldorf window star tutorial 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s