Make this Santa Star ornament or Christmas decoration from a piece of construction paper. This type of 5-pointed star was used by Betsy Ross when she made the sewn flag of the United States of America.
- A piece of paper (red construction paper works well)
- A glue stick
- Cotton balls or polyester filling
- Markers or crayons
- A hole punch
Fold a piece of paper in half. Write the letters “A”, “B”, and “C” on it as shown in the picture. “B” is at the mid-point of the folded paper.
Fold corner “A” to point “B”. Mark this new-formed corner “D.”
Fold corner “C” over the paper edge running from “B” to “D.” Then fold along the dotted line.
Cut the paper along the dotted line.
Unfold the star. Decorate the star with markers, giving Santa his eyes, nose, face, and boots. Glue on cotton fluff to look like Santa’s beard and his coat and hat trim. Finally, punch a hole in the top for hanging.