2. Lay it on a sheet of paper and draw 1/4" outside each side of each point - taper the lines away towards the top.
3. Cut one star and one star with flaps from card.
4. Fold the flaps in on that star.
5. Fold each star in half from the tip of a point to the inside V to fold the star in half.
6. Do this from each point so you have five folds.
7. Gently crease the stars so they bulge out where all the folds cross in the center of the star. (The first time you do this it will be messy, so use a piece of scrap paper!)
8. Put glue onto each of the flaps and sandwich the two halves of the star together. I found it helped to use a wooden kabob stick to push from the inside to keep the points hollow if they collapsed in on themselves.
9. While the star is still sticky, gently push the 3/8" stick in to one of the deep V shapes, and up to the top of the opposite point. Re-stick the star paper over the stick.
10. If used, tie the bells securely to the ribbon and glue over the knot.
11. Tie a piece of ribbon - or two - around the stick immediately beneath the star.
12. Optional if not for small children: tie on some small bells!
2 pieces of sparkly card, each about 5″ square
scrap paper for creating the templates
3/16″ dowel (wooden stick for handle)
glue (pva or something tacky and quick drying)
1 yard ribbon (or more!)
Optional for older children and adults – small bells