Folding Paper Miters
Make an origami-style St. Nicholas miter—size determined by the size of the paper square
- Light-weight, crisp red paper (we used Wausau Astrobright red, cut to 8½-inch squares—larger squares may be cut from gift wrap or fadeless paper
- A 24-inch square makes a miter large enough to wear
- Note: Construction paper is too thick to fold nicely, especially for small miter
- Instruction sheets for each person
- Gold embellishments: stickers (see sidebar for online sources), 3-D Scribbler paint, metallic gold marker, etc.
- Print the step-by-step instruction sheet for each person
- The red side represents the right side; the light side represents the wrong side of the paper
- In step 5, fold the corners in at least one-inch for the small miter
- If making a large miter to wear, the size is determined by how much the corners are folded in (step 5)
- After folding the miter, decorate it with stickers, or cut-outs for a large miter (see below)
- It is a little tricky at first, but once you've got it, they are simple to make
Instructions may be printed for use with non-profit groups making art and craft projects. For all other uses, please request permission from firstname.lastname@example.org.