In case you couldn’t tell, I am a huge fan of crafting. I am always working on something new, browsing Craftgawker and Pinterest for ideas or stocking up at Hobby Lobby. Lately Judah has taken a real interest in helping me (SO excited about this!) but a lot of times my projects aren’t really geared towards littles. So guess what? Since I have a budding new mini crafter on my hands I have decided that for each project I do for myself or the blog, Judah can do one too. Wahoo! Oh yeah, and I’m going to build a little collection here on the blog of super easy crafts JUST for kids. Ready to get started? Grab your tot and let’s get crafting!
This will take about 20 minutes depending on how many stars you use and how big you want it. You will probably have to cut the stars out for them if they aren’t great at cutting on lines, but the rest of the directions will be done by the kids. Here is what you need:
Simple Star Garland
- several sheets of white construction paper
- non toxic paint
First paint all of your construction paper. It doesn’t matter how it is painted, it will look great no matter what! You can decorate them with glitter or anything else you would like, but make sure they don’t end up too heavy from embellishments. Let them dry.
Next, using a template, trace and cut out your stars. You can draw the stars yourself if you’d like, but I am no good at that so I just Googled “free star printable” and used that. When all your stars are cut, lay them out in a row upside down. Cut a length of yarn long enough for all your stars and then tape it to the back of each one.
Add a few piece of tape to the ends, hang it on the wall and you’re done!
Doesn’t it look amazing?! This craft is so easy and looks great when it is finished! Want to make it festive? Use construction paper Pumpkins, Turkeys, Christmas trees or angels instead of stars to suit the upcoming holidays.