I have one more last minute craft idea that you and your kids can do for not only Christmas, but also Independence Day! Aluminum Foil Stars!
Take 5 popsicle sticks and make your star base. Then wrap it all with aluminum foil. A couple sheets if you need. The thicker is actually the better, just to make sure it doesn’t tear through. If you have bare spots or happen to rip a hole in the foil, just glue more foil on top of it. Then paint it all in whatever colors you choose!
By securing a loop of ribbon on the back of each star, I made ours into ornaments. While these Aluminum Foil Stars are a great holiday craft, they’re fun to do anytime! Another great idea would be to paint these stars yellow and hang from the ceiling for a nighttime scene above your child’s bed.
- 5 popsicle sticks for each
- aluminum foil
- acrylic paint in your choice of colors
- glue and tape
First, make your star base with the 5 popsicle sticks. Glue them in place. I also used strips of tape where each popsicle stick connected to the other for extra security.
Take a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap it around your star base. We tried a couple different methods, and no one was really better than the other. Wrap until all the craft sticks are covered, including the back, paying special attention to forming the aluminum foil around your star points and crevices. Take spare strips of aluminum foil and glue where there happens to be spare spaces. None of this has to be perfect, though, and that’s the fun of it.
Paint your star in a very light coat of your choice of color. You still want some of the shine of the aluminum to shine through. Red and blue are of course perfect for July 4th. Blue and white or red and green for Christmas.
Glue a loop of ribbon on the back of your star. Again, we also used tape for extra security.
Star light, star bright! Such a great Christmas, 4th of July, or anytime, craft!