Super Simple Christmas Star Craft for Kids
Do you enjoy creating Christmas crafts with your children during the holiday season? Looking for something new to try this year? Today we’re sharing one of our favorite Christmas crafts – beaded stars. Not only is it super simple but it is also a great activity for working on those fine motor skills. To see all the fun, continue reading below.
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What You’ll Need
- Yellow paint
- Newspaper, paper plate, or craft tray (something to protect your work surface while painting/gluing)
- Pony beads
- Clear school glue
- Marker, pen, or pencil
What to Do
Begin by drawing an outline of a star on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. You can either find a printable online or use a cookie cutter. Our stars were about 3″ across but you can make yours any size you’d like.
Next, paint your star (we used acrylic paints as we found they provide the best coverage) and allow it to dry. We placed our stars on mini paper plates but a plastic craft tray or newspaper would also work well.
Once the paint has dried on your star, squeeze some clear school glue on and begin attaching the pony beads.
Related: Beaded Christmas tree craft
The children decided it was easier (and more fun) to add the beads with tweezers, so midway through they switched over to using tweezers.
Miss 4 decided her star needed a few blue beads on each of the tips to make it a little more festive. 🙂 It’s always so fun to see how their projects come out. I love that this project is so simple and yet still allows for creativity.
Once your beaded star is finished, allow it to dry fully. We left ours to dry overnight and were so thrilled with the results! I couldn’t get over how sturdy they were! You could add ribbon to the top and make them Christmas ornaments or door hangers, or you could make a few more and make a festive garland out of them. Or, you could simply keep them as is and let the kids play with them.
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