Different to real Moravian stars , which are patented and sold in a craft kit, you can tinker not only a beautiful Fröbelstern relatively quickly and absolutely cheap, but many at once. The three-dimensional frog stars consist of only four strips of paper and nothing more. The strips are usually cut in a width-to-length ratio of 1:30 and can be cleverly folded together.
The world famous Faltstern was named after the German pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel. He is considered the founder of the kindergarten movement and has developed the craft star from simple geometric shapes to promote the fine motor skills of the children – the so-called Fröbelgrundformen. The classic Fröbelstern has 16 star-shaped spikes and is ideal for Christmas not only on the Christmas tree, but also as a table, window or wall decoration. From this you can easily create beautiful mobile for the nursery or why not for the bedroom. Depending on your own taste and personal preferences, different paper types, colors and patterns are suitable for your DIY Fröbelsterne.
In addition to the popular classic there are of course great new variations of the frog stars. You can find some of them, for example here ,
Would you like to make a nice froebel star?
Making Fröbelstern easy: Simple basic instructions
You will find numerous crafting instructions for paper froebel stars in the net. We have selected one of the best and lightest of them for you. Of course, instead of paper you can also use ribbon or fabric, although these variants are more suitable for advanced users.
Beginners are also recommended to start with wider stripes and larger stars.
All made in white, the frog stars look like delicate snow crystals
It’s a lot easier than it looks…
Here you get first insights into the crafting instructions…
As a sample you can first make with plain, white paper
All you need for Fröbelstern crafts is:
- Wrapping paper
- a craft scissors
Cut the wrapping paper into four strips of the same size, which are about 2.5 cm wide and 75 cm long. But as I said, you can buy pre-cut paper strips in the craft shop or online. Then you can always start…
And so the strips are folded in the middle and put into each other. Slowly through a specific folding mode you work your way to the finished Froebelstar (very nice shown in the video below). The Fröbelstern Basteln is not rocket science. Nevertheless, it is a bit more complex at the beginning than the simple tinkering and therefore not really suitable for toddlers under 5 years. Older children, on the other hand, enjoy the folds of this kind of paper stars and have a lot of crafting fun.
And so easy is it with the actual crafting of Fröbelsterns on:
Although Fröbelsterne tinkering is not one of the simple tinkering, but requires a bit more patience and top finger feeling, it is one of the most popular DIY projects for Christmas , In some countries, the crafting of froebel stars has become a Christmas practice. Once mastering the folding technique, you will be able to create beautiful frog stars from wrapping paper with a variety of designs, in any size. These poinsettias can be perfectly hung not only as a Christmas tree decoration, but also as wall decoration, fairy lights, table decoration or embellishment of gift packaging. By the way, many craft shops on site and also online sell a lot of pre-cut folding strips for froebel stars. And so of course it is even faster and more convenient with the crafts.
Design stylish gift tags with froebel stars
You can also make Fröbelsterne more eco-friendly by making them out of music paper or old newspapers and magazines. So you give your Christmas decoration at the same time a distinctive, nostalgic vintage touch.
So take a look at the video-making instructions and our picture gallery in peace and dare! Make your own beautiful frog stars for Christmas.
The editorial team wishes you lots of crafting fun and a good luck!
The paper frog stars you can put together to a beautiful wreath
Naturally, colorful paper from old magazines is also suitable for this
Or even old music paper
Or just arrange together
Fröbelsterne are hung on a branch an original Christmas decoration
Or as an original mobile for the nursery
Fröbelsterne as Christmas tree ornaments are simply the classic
Frame the paper stars in traditional Christmas colors
From glittering wrapping paper frog stars are also real eye-catcher
Made of gold-colored paper and supplied with a parcel cord
DIY gift wrapping decorated with paper stars and other origami creations
Benefit from the versatility of the Froebel stars…
… and make beautiful door wreaths and many other DIY deco elements