window stars

Let the sun in through window stars! This elevated kids craft will brighten up the living room

Craft up some window stars and let in the spring sunshine!

It feels like it’s never coming, but steady sunlight is just around the corner!

Aubry Bennion says window stars are the perfect project to welcome all the sunshine inside. It’s an elementary school craft, turned totally chic! It turns any window into a mini art exhibit.


These translucent paper stars look beautiful when displayed in windows, allowing light to filter through their vibrant colors.

There’s only one important crafting supply for this project you might not have: kite paper. It’s slightly translucent, and is made exclusively for crafting. It allows the sun to shine through the paper.


  • Kite paper
  • Tape
  • String
  • Scissors


  1. Start with eight squares of kite paper (glossy translucent paper).
  2. Fold each square in half, then fold it in half again to create guidelines.
  3. Unfold the paper back into a large square.
  4. Fold each corner to the center point.
  5. Turn the paper to face you in a diamond shape and fold one corner into the center.
  6. Fold the other corner into the center, creating a kite shape.
  7. Tape these two sides down with a small strip of tape.
  8. Repeat with the remaining seven squares.
  9. Tape each side together, placing the new piece on top of the previous one.
  10. Make sure you tape with the folds facing up and tuck the final side under the first piece to complete the pattern.
  11. Hang your completed window star using a piece of tape looped on the back.

Aubry Bennion (@aubryeliz) is a PR and communications professional by day and an equal-opportunity project tackler by night, weekend, and every minute in between – in her home, the garden, or at her craft table. She delights in using color in bold and unexpected ways, especially in a world that’s trending more beige every day.

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