Tinker stars with children from craft clay
Star crafting is actually super easy, so the idea is well suited for smaller Stars make paper – as decoration for Christmas or other festive occasions
It’s even easier if you make stars out of paper! The possibilities are almost limitless – you can, for example, cut out big stars from sandwich paper (or other paper), and use them as decoration or creative gift wrapping. It is important that the stars are not the same size – one should be slightly smaller than the other, so that a small cavity in the middle for the gift is created. Glue the stars together (you can sew them together if you are using paper instead of paper), and make sure that the edges are exactly the same all the time – for this purpose, lift the larger star a little bit. Do not forget to leave a large open area for the gift.
Cut out and fold impressive 3D stars out of paper
Impressive 3D stars can also be cut out of paper. Although the stars seem complicated at first glance, they are easy to make yourself, and above you will find a free template that you can use for the purpose. For a star you will need six such squares, so you should print the template at least six times. To make the stars even more original, use wrapping paper or newspaper. First, you should cut the inner lines in the six equal squares – but not to the end! Then fold each square in the diagonal – now you can cut to the end. Then roll in the innermost ends, as shown in the photos above, and secure with a tape. Repeat three more times. When you’re done with all six squares, tape each piece together. Already finished! From paper you can also fold fascinating origami stars, and here you will find a video tutorial.
Stars based on toothpicks or ice stalks
Beautiful deco stars, which are simply perfect for Christmas tree decorations, can be made from toothpicks or Holzspieβe. For each star you need five toothpicks, which you have to attach with thread or tape as close together as shown in the pictures above. Another variant is to use ice stalks. These can be dyed as desired and finished stars can be decorated in a particularly original way – eg with colorful pom-poms. More creative ideas that you can realize with children can be found below!
Making stars with children – more creative DIY ideas