Make a unicorn paper star using our free template! This paper star will make a great decoration for a Christmas tree or as part of your Christmas decorations. However, it would also make a great decoration for a unicorn themed party or to add a little unicorn whimsy to a child’s bedroom.
This unicorn paper star is relatively easy to make. The template is ready printed with the unicorn face and background color, so all you have to do is to print, cut, fold and stick 🙂
How to Make the Unicorn Star
You will need:
- Template (download below)
- Cardstock or heavyweight paper
- Scissors or craft knife
- Adhesive (I like glue sticks, however normal white glue or wood glue will work well too)
- Metal ruler or straight edge
- Bone folder (you will use this for scoring the paper or cardstock and this will help to give you crisp edges to your folds)
1/ Download and print the template. Download the template here – Unistar - Unicorn Star Template
2/ Cut out the shapes, using a craft knife or scissors.
Tip: You will notice that there are numbers by each flap so you know how to pair the flaps and edges. To avoid the numbers showing on the finished model, I have placed the number OUTSIDE of the template. This means when you cut the template from the paper, the numbers will get lost. I suggest either writing the number on the back of the template lightly in pencil or, as I have done here, I cut around the number so I can match the pieces together and I then just cut them off as I adhere the edges together.
3/ Score along the dotted fold lines using the bone folder and metal ruler. If you are not familiar with scoring, we do this to prepare the paper or cardstock for folding. This means using a bone folder (or blunt knife) and carefully drawing this down the side of the ruler along the fold line. This breaks the fibers in the paper and will make it much easier to fold a straight line.
Note the difference between the dotted lines on the template:
. . . . . . . . . . = Mountain fold (folds like ^)
……………………… = Valley fold (folds like a V)
Score along all the fold lines. Match the numbers on the edge and flap and adhere the edges together, with the flap on the inside. You will see in the photo below I will first trim the number off the edge before adhering.
4/ Start adhering the edges together to form the star shape. I find it easiest to start on the side with the face. Then, if there’s any problem getting the last edge to adhere properly, I could use a small piece of adhesive tape to hold it in place without it being seen.
When you are finished your star should look like this:
Tips for finishing your DIY unicorn star:
- Think about how you want to display the star before you start. If you plan to hang the star then adding a piece of ribbon or cord into the tip of the top point when you are forming the star will help.
- If you want to make a bigger or smaller star, simply adjust the size on your printer settings.
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