Every year we make something new to hang on our Christmas tree. We really don’t need any more Christmas decorations, our tree is loaded as it is, but it’s become a family tradition. So each year, amid the craziness of dance concerts, piano recitals and the end of the school year, we set aside an afternoon to make Christmas decorations.
This year we kept it easy and made these super simple Christmas star decorations.
You only need a single sheet of light cardboard to make all three of these star decorations, and while little ones might need some help with the cutting out, they are easy enough for everyone to be part of the creating.
To make these easy Christmas star decorations you’ll need:
- Printable template (see below)
- Something to colour them – markers, paint, crayons etc.
- Tape or glue.
Start by printing out the simple star templates. You’ll need to print the star template onto light cardboard or cover paper (we often use double sided matte photo paper which works great). Or you can print the template onto plain paper, cut out the stars and trace around them onto some cardboard.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
Cut out each pair of stars and cut a slit along the grey line, until just past the centre of each star.
Now it’s time to decorate them.
We used our favourite easy art technique, crayon resist, to colour our stars, so we used oil pastels and liquid watercolours with cotton buds (q-tips) for brushes. You could use coloured pencils or markers for a really low mess activity, or go crazy and use whatever painting technique you like.
To put them together simple slot the matching stars together to make a 3D shape. You may need a dob of glue or some tape to hold them in place.
Add a string and your Christmas star decorations are ready to hang.
Do you make Christmas decorations with your kids?
If you’d like more Christmas decoration ideas try one of these easy activities that we’ve done in past years: