We are well and truly in countdown mode now! The hooligans and I have only 2 days left together before we shut things down for the holidays. Today we made craft stick star ornaments. We’ve made these before, but it was a couple of years ago, so this ornament was new to the group that is with me this year.
These ornaments are very easy to prep for, and they don’t require many supplies.
- craft sticks (6 per star)
- glue gun
- gems/jewels (you could use anything really: foam bits, pompoms, glitter, buttons etc)
I prepared the stars ahead of time, but if you have a low-heat glue gun (which I do, but I don’t have glue sticks for at the moment), your child, depending on his or her age, could help with this part or even do it on their own.
Using your glue gun, make 2 triangles, and invert one triangle on top of the other, and glue those together.
Now let your little ones paint their stars.
Use a hairdryer to speed up the paint-drying process if necessary.
Hey! While I was blow-drying the stars I learned something that could come in quite handy one day. If you ever need to UN-stick something that’s been hot-glued together, just give it a blast for a minute or so with your hair dryer. The heat is strong enough to soften and melt the glue! I know this because the first star fell apart as I was speed-drying it. lol Handy tip though, isn’t it?
Once the stars were dry, the hooligans jazzed them up with gems and jewels.
In the past, when we’ve made these stars, we’ve painted them white or gold, but today, I had the hooligans paint with whatever colour they wanted to, and I’m so glad they did. I love how bright and colourful they are!