Craft for the Kids: Glitter Stars
Baby, it's cold outside! So entertain the kiddies indoors this winter with a cute craft project, courtesy of Scrumdilly-do! Glittery stars are easy to make and can be turned into a whimsical wall hanging to decorate your child's room.
*empty cereal box or other thin cardboard
*colored paint (acrylic or tempera)
*hole punch or staples
1. To begin, have your child think of a happy
shape (hint hint...Valentine's Day is quickly approaching). If they are eager to do so, allow them to draw their shape themselves, otherwise follow their direction and draw away on the back of a recycled cereal box or other cardboard you may have on hand. You can also use cardstock or posterboard.
2. Use scissors to cut out the shapes, making a handful of that shape drawn and cut. Set shapes up on a paint-friendly surface.
3. Distribute paint however you prefer. We like to blob it directly onto our cardboard. Hand out a foam brush or other fat paintbrush and allow your child to go to town painting their cardboard shapes. If you used a recycled box, you may need to do more than one coat of paint to cover up the print if you are going to paint both sides.
4. On the final coat, while paint is still wet, hand your child their glitter shakers and shake, shake, shake! Set aside to dry. If you are going to tack up to a wall or other surface, you will only need to paint one side. If you wish to hang like a mobile, make sure to paint both sides so that all surfaces are ready for their close-ups.