December 1, 2014

the fröbel stars

for a few days, i have been looking into different folded star patterns...
and then i discovered the fröbel star, of course not really the person, but a folded paper star named after one of the great founders of kindergarten.
what a wonderful way  of using paper stripes and transforming them into 3-D stars. i got a good stash of paper and had the stripes cut at the shop, in order to have them exactly parallel. the kids helped me a great deal, though for the first few stars we were scrambling a bit. with each one we finished, we got faster.
there will be a few more to be folded today and by thursday, i will hang all of them in our advents window. a picture of that one will follow soon.

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