Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Making a Christmas Star Decoration.

Me and Tilly are quite crafty people (I don't mean the cunning and devious type of crafty, although sometimes Tilly can be crafty in both senses of the word!). I try to find crafts that are simple and easy to do so that we are able to do them together. I thought that I would share a very easy and Christmas decoration that me and Tilly enjoyed making.

What you will need is some lolly sticks, some stickers (either Christmas themed or stickers you like), glue and some ribbon. I was able to pick up everything I needed in my local Poundland or use what I already had at home.

To start you need to choose 5 lolly sticks of any colour, I have chosen 5 blue sticks however you don't have to use 5 of the same colour. Glue one of the ends of 2 of the sticks together to make a V shape. Every time you add a new lolly stick, make sure it forms a V shape with the previous lolly stick. Then glue the end of your 3rd stick to one end of 2nd lolly stick again making a V shape. Repeat this with the 4th and 5th lolly sticks. The 5th lolly stick should be glued on both ends and complete the star.

Leave it for a while to allow it to dry, then decorate how you like. I have chosen to add stickers however if you don't have any stickers you can get your children to draw or colour in the lolly sticks. If you are feeling particularly artistic you could also use glitter

Once you have decorated your star, add a small amount of ribbon to the top of your star to allow your star to be hung on your Christmas tree. I have used Christmas curling ribbon but any ribbon, string or even wool you have at home would work.

Alternatively if you use 3 green lolly sticks and glue them into a triangle shape, you can make a Christmas tree.

Hopefully this has given you an idea to help keep your children entertained and in the run up to Christmas and help you get into the Christmas spirit.

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