Stars are iconic Christmas symbols. They evoke wonder, are beautiful and when made out of clay, easy for even little hands to get involved with Christmas activities.
Other Christmas activity ideas are talking about why stars are such popular decorations at Christmas in particular and the bright star in the Christmas story. Why not listen to and write poems about stars to go with the decorations?
Children might write a poem out and give it to someone as a gift. For example: “This is my Christmas Star, it’s shiny and it’s bright. I have made a special wish for ______ tonight.” Children could insert a name and think of a particular wish for them!
Star shape cutters
Roll out the clay to about 5 cm thick, press the cookie cutters into it and gently push out the shapes. Smooth the edges with your fingers using a drop of water.
Use a skewer stick to make a hole near the top.
While the clay is still fresh decorate the stars with the gems, pressing them into the clay. Sprinkle the glitter and gently press down to fix it onto the clay.
Leave to air dry overnight.
Thread a piece of string or a colourful piece of ribbon through the hole at the top and display your decorations.
We hope you enjoy getting creative with our Christmas activities. Please share your creations with us so we can see what wonderful things you make in the run up to Christmas. Also make sure you enter our craft competitions on Facebook and Twitter.
This ‘How To’ was created by our Marketing Executive Mayra Espinoza and written by Beverley Smalley. Beverley is a mum, an education specialist, writer and former primary school teacher.