Twig Star Ornaments

ornament made with twigs

 

Easy, homemade star-shaped twig ornaments…

I love crafting with items from nature.  These star-shaped twig ornaments are really easy to make, so they’re a perfect last minute Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

I enjoy making nature crafts with the hooligans for so many reasons.  For starters, it’s a inexpensive way for us to enjoy crafting.  It’s also a great excuse to get outside.  Everyone usually gets a basket or a bag, and we head off on a little treasure hunt in the yard or neighbourhood to gather whatever materials that we’ll be using.   In addition, you give a child the opportunity to explore, discover and create with the natural items, you’re helping to foster an appreciation for nature and the great outdoors.

Ok!  Let’s get to work!

Supplies for making Twig Star Ornaments:

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supplies for twig ornaments

That was easy, wasn’t it?

Making your twig stars:

After gathering our sticks, the hooligans played in the yard while I trimmed the twigs so they were all about the same length.  With my glue gun, I glued 5  sticks together to form the stars, letting the ends of the twigs over-lap each other a little.

Then I gave the Hooligans three long strands of raffia: one red, one green and one natural.  I tied the raffia to the star to secure it in place, and they wrapped and wound it all around the twigs.

This was a great exercise in co-ordination.  It was tricky for the little ones to get the hang of turning the star while still holding the raffia in one hand.  Some of them wound their raffia quite tightly around the star, and other stars had a much looser look when they were finished.

Tada….

twig ornamentsI just love the look of these rustic twig ornaments!  I’m thinking of all the possibilities here.  And I”m guessing you may see more twig ornaments from us next year!

If you’d like to see more of our ideas for easy twig ornaments, be sure to check out our:

twig tree ornaments

summer stars

And you can find all of our easy Christmas Craft ideas on my Christmas Craft  board on Pinterest!

 

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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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