Look no further for a relaxing all age Christmas star craft activity. These craft stars are perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree or strung like a garland across your mantlepiece.
My son and I had an absorbing hour or two making these stylish air clay stars. There is something so relaxing about working with air clay. Adding texture to the stars is fun, use what you have to hand, we chose to create dots into the clay using the wrong end of a paintbrush. Dare I admit we made these stars at Easter?! We just fancied working with clay that afternoon.
Star ornaments are simple to make, whatever the age, a great craft for kids or adults – slightly more rough and ready with toddlers, a more refined look if you have more refined motor skills!! And a great activity for practicing fine motor skills for growing children.
DIY Christmas Star Craft
These Christmas stars are easy to make with materials you have to hand – air clay, rolling pin a star cutter, paintbrush, white and silver acrylic paint. If you prefer you can use salt dough.
Roll our your air clay until it is 2-3mm thick. You are aiming for a nice even surface.
Using cooking cutters cut out your star, ours is 3″ wide. Using a damp finger (place your finger in water first) smooth the edges of your shape.
Add texture to your cookies. We used the wrong end of a paintbrush to add dots across the surface, pressing into the air clay stars softly.
Add a hanging hole by pressing right through with your paintbrush at the top of one of your stars. Make sure you have enough clay around this hanging point that the clay doesn’t break. Set aside to fully dry, I have left mine on parchment paper.
Now the creative expression starts – I have chosen to paint my stars with white acrylic as a starting point. Paint the right side, sides, and back of your star with acrylic paint and allow to fully dry.
Adding silver or gold to your recessed dots. I have tried a variety of methods, including placing dots of glue into our recessed holes and adding silver leaf, using Giotto pens, using acrylic paints. Have fun experimenting yourself with the materials you have to hand, testing with one star. My personal preference is Giotto pens but sadly couldn’t source any locally in silver or gold. Instead, I have worked with silver acrylic.
Lastly place thread through your hanging hole and decorate your home.
Please do check out my friend’s Christmas craft projects – such a variety of ideas to decorate your home with this holiday season, perfect for diving into your craft stash.
Easy Dollar Tree Spoons Craft for Christmas from Beverley at Across the Bvld
Veneer Wood Edging Christmas Star from Gail at Purple Hues and Me
Crochet Christmas Table Runner from T’onna at Sew Crafty Crochet
Re Vamping Old Ornaments for a New Theme from Marci at Stone Cottage Adventures
Copper Pick Up Truck w/ Christmas tree from Michele at Coastal Bohemian
Cheap and Easy Christmas Joy Craft from Allysin at Southern Sunflowers
Upcycled Cotton Reel Table Place Setting from Julie at Sum of their Stories
Mason Jar Christmas Candles from Terri at Christmas Tree Lane