Here we have it, I am officially in the Christmas and festive season mode!
We received a lovely parcel this morning packed full of lovely free items for us to play with!
So what did we do?
We made out first Christmas craft for the season!
For this easy Christmas craft you will need.
- 5 Popsicle / craft sticks
- 2 Pipe cleaners
- a Pom pom
- 2 Googly eyes
- Foam letters for your kids name
To make the star add a drop of glue on one end of the craft stick, attach another as displayed below.
Also if you practice a bit on forming the stars with no glue you will be able to use a hot glue gun instead. Check out my video at the bottom of this post.
Follow the numbers in the image below for sticking your star together.
Add the last stick as below and leave to dry. Using the kids craft glue allows you to adjust the shape of the star before the glue hardens. I made a few of these stars and eventually took my glue gun out. The glue gun was not forgiving of shaping mistakes.
Note the area for the name sticking is one of the craft sticks that are on top of the others, important for a longer name. Glue the eyes, pom pom nose and a cut pipe cleaner for a mouth on the star. Twirl a pipe cleaner on a pen and wrap the one end into the star to secure it.
Peel the foam sticker names and add the finishing touches. Hang on your tree!
Other suggested uses for the Christmas star craft.
- When Santa delivers the gifts move the ornament down and attach to the presents.
- Hang over the kids bed or on their door
- Over their coat peg
- Over their stockings
- At the table (name plate) for Christmas dinner
- Make them for friends and family when you exchange gifts
I have used the same kind of star design with JUMBO craft sticks for the kids to decorate themselves too!
Take a look at this video: (also! you will notice i’ve gotten rather good at using the GLUE GUN instead of glue which takes hours to dry)