I folded about 150 lucky stars last night. Be careful, it's very addictive!
I threw together a little tutorial, if you want to try it yourself.
What you need:
- paper in A4 or letter size, in your preferred color
- scissors or x-acto knife
Cut the paper into strips. The width determines the size of the star. For the tutorial I used about 1/2 in. wide strips:
Start by tying the strips into a knot:
You're on the right track if your knot looks like a pentagon:
Fold the little tail over:
Start folding the long tail around and around the pentagon:
Until you reach the end of the strip:
Tuck the end of the strip into the little pouch:
You'll end up with this:
To make this pentagon a star, push gently with your fingernail on each side:
I even made a video tutorial to show the full process:
PS: It's easiest if you don't crease the sides of the pentagon too much when folding the strip.