Illustrated Craft Tutorial - Making Bascetta Paper Stars
This star looks very complicated to make at first but once you realize that it is simply a lot of repetition, you will see it is actually easy to make.
The first part that is really repetition is that each of the 30 paper pieces that need to be folded are all folded using the same technique. Each takes about 45 seconds to a minute to fold once you have done a few and gotten used to the procedure. So about after a half an hour, you can finally start building the star.
Then the system in which the star gets connected together is actually a lot of repetition. You will always be using 3 parts to form a “pyramid”. The “pyramids” are what the protruding points of the star will be called throughout this tutorial, to make it easier to write. There are 20 pyramids in total on each star. Creating such a “pyramid” will in turn create more flat points, which become sides for the next “pyramid”. Each new “pyramid” builds onto a previous one.
The star first will increase in size and when it reaches the middle, it will then start to decrease in size so it can be closed off. This may seem tricky at first. But as long as you are familiar how to build a “pyramid”, it is not as difficult as it may seem.