I made a tutorial for folded paper German Stars. Sometimes they are called Moravian Stars or Froebel Stars. You may want to make some for decorating a Christmas tree, gifts, wreaths or to display in a pretty bowl.
My favorite are the pure white... so pristine and elegant.
(Note: Traditionally these German Stars were dipped in paraffin to help protect them from the outdoor elements. I displayed some on a tree on my porch last year and they suffered no ill effect)
Additional Information added after original post:
In response to some questions I have received about the paper and the wax:
I have used paper like the kind you use for the computer and taped the strips together for the length I needed. You can purchase packages of pastel colored paper and also Bright primary colors. I find the tape is hardly noticeable even when dipping in the wax. Just be sure to use as little tape as necessary and keep it very smooth with the edges or else you will have trouble sliding the strip through the pockets.
Here is a link to a place I have ordered strips, but I wish they came a little longer. I also wish you could get various colors in smaller quantities. http://highhopes.com/paper.html
Construction paper does not work. I also made stars made with newspaper ads. Use the kind with the slightly shiny surface for colorful stars but regular newsprint can be used as well. All paper darkens significantly when dipped in the wax. Un-waxed stars are pretty too.
Click link below for How-to for dipping stars in wax
I melt paraffin over a double boiler (actually a metal bowl that fit nicely in a small pot) I added string using a needle and going through one of the outside points. Using the string (and sometimes a fork), I try to dip the stars as quickly as possible, lay them onto a waxed-paper covered cookie sheet and quickly sprinkle on the glitter. I also try to drain out any extra wax that enters the points of the star so it does not puddle and cause globs in the finished star. I tried dangling the stars from a horizontal dowel but found it more difficult to evenly sprinkle the glitter.
When you get the hang of folding the stars, try smaller ones (3/4", 1/2" and 1/4" width paper). Tiny ones are more difficult but miniature is always so cute.