Kite paper. Traditionally used in the Netherlands, this waxy paper is similar to tissue paper, but durable and easy to work with.
I found a tutorial on GardenMama for Waldorf Window Stars and they were so lovely, I knew I needed to make some! Luckily, I found an entire roll of kite paper at a local natural kids store. We made one large star and one smaller star so far, leaving us with a bunch of paper left over.
A friend is going to loan us a book on making different types of window stars, so hopefully I will post again with different options.
Kite paper (purchase a roll of kite paper or some places also sell pre-cut squares)
...and a husband who is an expert cutter to cut them into precise squares for you *OR* do it yourself.
Since my husband volunteered was forced to cut them, he first precisely cut (using a paper cutter) 8 squares, size 8 inches. With that we made a really large star (pictured above).
Next, he cut the same dimensions and then we folded it and cut them in half to make 8 smaller squares which made this:
I plan to also make even smaller ones and send them as gifts.
How to make waldorf window stars:
Lay out a square piece of kite paper, flat
Fold it in half, horizontally
Fold it in half again, vertically
Unfold and note the creases on the paper.
Begin to fold along those lines to form triangles:
It will look like this when you are done folding:
Next, fold the left half along the center line to create a sharp point at the top:
Repeat on the right side:
Flip over and when you have all your 8 pieces folded, begin to glue together:
I found a glue stick works well.
When you have completed your star, apply some double-sided tape or glue to the window and secure your star.