Paperbag Stars

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Supplies:

  • 5 paper, grocery bags or 7 smaller, paper, lunch bags

  • Hot glue gun or glue sticks

  • Scissors and/or hole punch

  • Twine or string

  • Optional fairy lights

Directions:

Remove handles from paper bags

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Place glue in an upside down T pattern and put another bag on top with the same side down.

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Once you have glued a stack of bags together, cut the open ends to a point.

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Pull apart the open ends so the bags open like an accordian.

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Attach the two outside bags together with either glue or paper clips  if you want to be able to fold the star later for storage.

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The unlit star can be finished at this point.

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If you want to add lights, poke holes near the base of the bags either before opening star if using small bags or after if using a large bags.

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String battery operated fairy lights through the holes and pull the lights up into each star opening.

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Punch a hold near the top of a point and insert ribbon or twine to hang. You can reinforce the hole with hot glue after adding hanger if needed.

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Create multiple, then hang and enjoy your own galaxy of stars.

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