We made these stars several years ago for the holidays and hung them in the kitchen. I loved seeing them spin and sparkle every time I came in the room. I kept them up for months longer than I had planned because they were just so pretty and ever since I've wanted to make them again. The book for today is Santa's Snow Cat and the illustrations of Santa and his kitty flying through the sky made me think that this would be a perfect craft to go along with this book.
Santa's Snow Cat is written by Sue Stainton and has deliciously detailed and mesmerizing illustrations by Anne Mortimer. You can read more about it here.
Step 1: Print and cut out one star pattern on cardstock. Use it as a stencil to trace as many stars as you want and cut them out.
Step 2: Use wax paper or something similar to cover your surface.
Paint the star with Mod Podge, then sprinkle with glitter. Let it dry. To seal in the glitter, paint it again with Mod Podge and let it dry. Turn the star over and repeat on the other side.
Step 3: The Mod Podge makes these stars flexible and durable so you'll be able to pack them up and use them again if you'd like. String them as a mobile, garland, or just hang them from the sealing. Of course, they make pretty ornaments too!
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I'm happy to share these beautiful thankful crafts that would be a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving decor. Besides being a sweet peek into the minds of your kids, thankful crafts are a good way to remind them of the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving, just in case they were thinking it was all about the turkey and pumpkin pie!
I can't resist saving egg cartons so I thought I'd make a fall wreath to put a few of them to good use. If you haven't made an egg carton wreath you really must give it a try. They make a great family craft and the results are so pretty. Meanwhile, you've made use of something that usually goes in the trash. The directions are fairly straight forward: cut an egg carton into flowers and leaves, paint them, then glue onto a wreath shape.
Cut a wreath shape from the cardboard. I traced a small plate for the outside edge and a plastic lid for the inside. The diameter of my wreath is about 8 inches.
Paint the wreath brown and let it dry.
Cut flower shapes from the egg carton cups, and leaves from the flat areas. I cut the blue flowers from the tall spacers between the egg cups. I suggest an older child or adult do the cutting as it can be a bit of a chore. You might want to cut the flowers out ahead of time.
Paint the flowers and leaves with acrylic paint and let dry.
While the flowers are damp with paint they are fairly pliable so if you'd like to give them a little shaping give it a go, but once they are dry they are very sturdy.
Place the flowers and leaves in a pleasing way around the wreath and when you're happy with your design then glue them on.
The little flat flowers are cut from the very bottom of the egg cup.
I've been crocheting these round place mats and I thought the wreath looked so pretty on this one.
If you liked this tutorial I hope you'll give it a pin!
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