- coloured paper
- scissors or a guillotine
- sewing needle
- kebab sticks
- Cut strips each measuring 1cm wide along the length of the paper. If using paper that’s patterned only on
one side, keep the patterned side outwards. Make a knot at one end of the strip, leaving about a centimetre tab on the end.
- Gently press on the knot to create the beginnings of a pentagon shape, which will become your star shape.
Don’t flatten the paper.
- Fold in the end tab to neaten the shape.
- Turning the star over, fold the strip in the direction it folds towards. You’ll see as you go along that the strip
ends up criss-crossing over the previous folds, which helps to strengthen the star.
- Keep going until you’ve folded almost the whole strip. Make sure there’s a small tab remaining.
Tuck that extra tab into the previously folded section.
- Pinch the points of the stars between your thumb and forefinger, shaping the indents of the star as you go.
- Use the sewing needle and thread to create a garland of stars. Push the kebab sticks into the cake. Tie the thread onto the kebab sticks.
Magazine issue date: December, 2016