I’ve mentioned before that my kids are tape-aholics. We go through tons of tape around here, and I always love to see what kinds of creations the girls come up with using our tape collection. Whether they are creating independently or we’re doing a craft project together, they always come up with something clever.
When I saw this patriotic washi tape recently I knew we could have some fun making a 4th of July craft. Our playtime turned into these washi star. Since my girls also love making jewelry, we used our washi stars as necklaces, but they’d also make a fun mobile or bunting to hang at holiday gatherings.
All you need to make the washi stars are some craft sticks and patriotic tape (this set of washi tape on Amazon is super cute if you don’t see any at your local stores). Make sure your washi tape sticks well. Some brands stick better than others, and if yours doesn’t stick your stars will fall apart.
This is the fun part for my little tape-aholics. Just wrap and tear and wrap some more. I didn’t give the girls any direction for using the tape other than encouraging them to cover the craft sticks as much as they could. For some sticks they wrapped and wrapped. For others they used small segments of tape and changed kinds often. Anything goes!
Once you have five craft sticks finished lay them into a star shape. We tried using hot glue to put them together but it wouldn’t stick to the tape, so we ended up using what? More tape of course! We twisted and turned the tape around the corners until we felt it was secure enough.
Then we looped some yarn through and we were on our way out the door with our patriotic necklaces.
These make a great no-mess, low prep craft for family gatherings, camps, large group events, or the classroom.