This paper star ornament craft for kids comes from Mandi Ehman’s 101 Days of Christmas, an ebook I downloaded earlier this fall. I started planning Christmas crafts I would do with my kids during our Sunday Afternoon Craft Time at the beginning of October since I needed supplies and some prep time for some of the crafts.
- 12 by 12-Inch Scrapbook Paper, cut into 4″x4″ squares
- double-stick tape
- hot glue gun
- ribbon or string, cut in 4″ to 5″ lengths
Tips for Folding and Gluing
- When folding, crease the edges after you fold. This makes it easier to glue the sides of each start point in place.
- Stick to the 4″ squares for making stars. My kids found the smaller size easier to handle when folding and gluing.
- When folding the points, make sure the point itself is there and all your edges are straight. This makes it easier to glue the sides together.
- Younger kids may find the double stick tape easier to handle when creating the points on their paper stars.
- You can tuck the two ends of the ribbon into a space between the 2 star halves and super glue it in place.
- When super gluing the 2 star halves together, place them together first to find the points of contact. These are the best places to put the superglue.
How to Fold the Stars
Mandi Ehman has posted a tutorial with pictures for folding the paper star ornaments at Christmas Your Way. I pulled up her tutorial on the iPad and set it up in the middle of our crafting space. This way, everyone could see the pictures.
What Christmas Ornaments Do You Make with Your Kids?
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