Just what every Christmas tree needs:
stars, glue and glitter!
Stars are, by far, my favorite Christmas tree decoration. They are beautiful, twinkly and heavenly. They say ‘Advent’ to me.
So my Christmas craft for kids had to involve stars. And it also involved glitter, because I was feeling very brave. My mom was visiting, so we were two adults, three small crafters aged 3-5 yrs (plus one baby). No probs.
These little wooden stars came from a shop called Action, kind of like a dollar store. 6 stars complete with tags for 99 cents.
Next we put glue on the stars, making sure to cover the entire surface of the star. We just used ordinary paper glue.
Then we covered them with glitter! I found these little shaker pots of glitter at Hema – so sweet! They are available in lots of different colours; we went for the metallic gold, silver, bronze and black.
Place the star on a piece of paper when you shake on the glitter – that way you can fold it and pour the excess glitter back into the little pot. The glue dries quickly so it was easy to put glitter on both sides of the stars.
And that was it: a simple Christmas craft for kids. They look so pretty and sparkly in the lights of the Christmas tree! And the kids had a lot of glittery fun, without it being too complicated. So now our Christmas tree is full of Advent hope and light 🙂
“Look up at the sky and count the stars — if indeed you can count them.” Genesis 15
“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” Psalm 147
“…the bright morning star…Come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 23