Since you can’t exactly drive to Party City and pick up Summer Solstice decorations, I thought I’d do a quick tutorial on a very easy paper sun. Click on the image to see the full directions.
Start with a square of kite paper.
Fold into quarters.
Open and fold one corner in toward the center.
Repeat with remaining corners.
DO NOT TURN THE PAPER OVER. Orient your paper in front of you so that it looks like a diamond. Fold the corners toward the center to make a kite shape.
TURN THE PAPER OVER SO THE SMOOTH SIDE IS UP. Fold the bottom point to make a triangle.
Keeping the little triangle on the outside, fold the paper in half.
There should now be two little “pockets” at the base of the triangle’s spine (I switched colors to make it a bit easier to see).
Repeat until you have sixteen triangles. Put a teeny bit of glue on the lower right points of the triangle and slide it into the pockets of the next triangle.
Continue to connect your triangles until you’ve made a full wreath.
Also, I’d like to share some great Solstice ideas from the Waldorf community. Twig and Toadstool shows you how to weave a giant sun and how to make a sun cake. Rhythm of the Home has a bunch of ideas for Solstice traditions. Finally, Happy Crafty Family has a cute King Sun puppet tutorial.
How are you celebrating Solstice? Please share your plans in the comments!
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