To start you will need 4 x 1" strips of paper cut 22" long. ( I taped mine together)
Since heavier paper is easier to work with I would suggest something like a scrapbooking paper. I also used construction paper and it works but tears much easier.
This is my first time trying my hand at origami, and I just learned how to make this star this morning. It is super easy and super fun after you get the first one down.
I am going to show you how to do it using 4 different colors so hopefully it is easier to see.
Here it goes.
First take your four strips of paper and stack them together. Cut and angle of both ends. This will make it much easier for you to weave.
|As you can see I forgot this step lol|
Take two strips and lay them vertical. As you can see I choose to have my green and yellow.
You will then take strip #3 (white) and horizontally go over top of the green and under the yellow
You then take stip #4 (red) and also horizontally go under the green and over top of the yellow
This creates a basket weave.
When you get to the last strip you will tuck it under like you see in the picture below.