Folding and weaving the well known German Christmas ornaments from pre-cut strips
Those cute three-dimensional stars – known as Fröbelsterne (Froebel stars) – are a common Christmas decoration here in Germany. They have been around for a long time but I cannot remember ever actually folding them. Always seemed too difficult. In a big crafts store I found those nifty pre-cut strips in a set with instructions on how to make a Fröbelstern. Those stars are considered easy-peasy kids stuff. The easiest and quickest way to fold 3D stars. Of course this went the way those stories usually go. Only halfway through the provided photo instructions I was totally lost and could not help thinking „WTF???“
16 pointed star folded from 4 equal strips of paper
Thanks to YouTube and a couple of good videos I later I prevailed and could finally show my first ever Fröbelstern. They are darn cute and the lovely pre-cut strips lend themselves to fun variations. If you stop the process halfway through you end up with star that’s flat on one side and would make nice decorations for Christmas presents for example.
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