Planning a trip to a holiday parade? Looking for a pretty way to add some red, white, and blue to your windows for the Fourth of July? Or maybe you’re making a big display in your classrom? This patriotic star craft is an easy activity for toddlers and preschoolers, and you can use it in many ways.
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- Sticky contact paper
- Silver glitter
- Red and blue tissue paper squares
- Ribbon (we used silver)
- Wood Dowel (optional)-We used square dowels given to us from CraftProjectIdeas.com.
Make Your Own Star Craft
We started by taping the contact paper to the table with the sticky side facing up. Then we lightly sprinkled silver glitter and added the tissue paper squares. I say “lightly” as a bit of a warning. We may have had a “dump” mishap on our first attempt at this craft and the glitter was so thick that we couldn’t get the tissue paper to stick. 🙂
After a quick do-over Tinker was pleased to have both glitter and tissue paper on her “fancy” creation. Then we covered it with a top layer of contact paper to seal it.
We cut the large rectangle into a few different star shapes. Older preschoolers might like tracing and cutting their own stars like Tinker did.
Next we added some ribbon tails. Tinker chose silver so it would look like “a shooting star firework”. You can either stick the ribbon in between the layers of contact paper or use clear tape to attach them.
These look beautiful hanging in the windows with bright summer sunshine streaming through.
Or if you’re heading to a parade or a Fourth of July party, attach a wood dowel and you have an instant star wand to take along with you!
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