How To Make Waldorf Window Stars


As you explore the classrooms and corridors of Susquehanna Waldorf School, your eye may be drawn to many colorful stars in the windows. Known as "Waldorf Window Stars," these paper creations bring vibrancy and beauty to our school. These stars not only add a splash of color but also capture the essence of Waldorf education, fostering creativity and imagination while reminding us of our connection to nature.


Let's delve into the creative process of making Waldorf Window Stars with this step-by-step guide to crafting these enchanting decorations:


Materials You'll Need:

  • 8 Pieces of Square Kite Paper (assorted colors for a vibrant palette or one color for a strong hue)
  • Glue stick or craft glue


Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Start with eight squares of kite paper. If you’d like to make a smaller star, carefully cut the larger squares into four equal squares. (Image 1)
  • Fold one square in half, creating a rectangle, then unfold.
  • Fold it in half in the opposite direction, then unfold. These folds serve as your guide to creating even lines. (Image 2)
  • With your square flat and crease marks to guide you, fold each square corner toward the center point. This step results in a smaller square shape with flaps. (Image 3)


  • Orient the square so it appears as a diamond shape.
  • Fold one of the diamond's corners up into the center. Repeat the process with the opposite corner, creating a kite-like shape. (Image 4)
  • Use your glue stick or craft glue to secure these two folded sides. This piece will form one point of your star.
  • Follow the same steps with the remaining seven squares of paper. (Image 5)
  • With all your star points complete, attach one piece to another on top of the folds, overlaying halfway into the smaller point. (Image 6)


  • Gradually add each segment, overlapping halfway into each small point, creating the star pattern. (Image 7)
  • Tuck the final star point under the first to complete the star's symmetrical design. (Image 7)
  • Inspect your star for any loose edges or gaps. Apply gentle pressure to ensure all points are securely fastened. (Image 8)
  • Hang your Waldorf Window Star, allowing natural light to shine through the delicate kite paper. Witness the interplay of colors and shapes as your creation comes to life.


We hope these stars bring a bit of light and magic into your home and sparks the wonder of creativity every day.