Please welcome Willowday with this lovely
guest tutorial on how to make glow-in-the-dark stars
that can be used in lots of different fun ways!
I was thrilled when Cassi gave me the opportunity to
collaborate on a summer project. I thought of this
simple, yet, versatile 3-in-one-Star Shadow Puppet
Card. It has endless possibilities. These Star Shadow
Puppet Cards are great summer party invitations. You can
also just make the shadow puppet as a toy, which can be
used for: 1) a window shadow puppet 2) a flashlight
shadow puppet (Something for summer nights in tents)
and 3) a glow-in-the-dark toy or decoration.
See instructions below.
Upper left: Use a curtain or a flashlight for a shadow
puppet theater. Upper right: Place the glow-in-the-dark
star shadow puppet up on a bedroom wall for a bedtime
glow-in-the-dark decoration. Bottom: Hold the star
puppet up to a light, then, go outside. Wave, twist and
move with these glow-in-the-dark star puppets on the
back lawn and run with the fire flies. Watch these stars
glow and shine on their own and on the faces of those
who are running with them, too!
Non-toxic Glow-in-the-Dark Paint
Heavy Card stock
Card and matching blank envelope
Popsicle or wood stick
Glue Gun (or other glue, if you prefer)
Optional: Gold, silver or red paint for
painting a striped envelope
Left: Paint the reflector tape, as well as the star.
Middle: Add stripes of gold, silver or red to the
Right: Personalize each star with the name of a
guest and use these as invitations.
Cut a star from the heavy card stock. Make
sure the star fits within the width of your card.
Cut streamers from the reflective tape.
Optional: Add red and blue ribbons, in addition, for
a 4th of July theme.(See above card examples for
length reference and with sample of these colors.)
Paint the star and the reflective tape with
glow-in-the-dark paint. Let dry.
Once the star is dry, write an optional message
on the star and/or card.
On the back of the star, glue the stick and the
streamers to the star. Let dry.
Cut two slits which will hold the shadow puppet
stick on the card. These slits should be centered on
the bottom half of the card to hold the Shadow
Puppet Star in place. To find the correct placement,
place the dried star shadow puppet on the center of
the card and mark both slits. The first should be just
below the star and the second, will be
approximately 2 inches below.
Optional: paint stripes on the address side
of the envelope. Let dry.
Slide the completed Star Shadow Puppet into
the card and place in envelope.
Something similar from willowday:
Shadow Puppet Bunny Cards
Thank you so much, Willowday! You are always
an inspiration and I love being able to take a virtual
trip to Stockholm every time I visit your blog!