Follow the Star 2016: Yarn Wrapped Star

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We are continuing to go star crazy this Advent, so here is another star to work on.  Our children and youth will be making them during Sunday School this month, and I can’t wait to see how they turn out!  Find the step-by-step instructions, below.

A big thanks to this site for the idea:
http://theinspiredtreehouse.com/christmas-crafts-for-kids-yarn-wrapped-ornaments/#_a5y_p=2999580

Materials:

  • cereal box
  • star template
  • scissors
  • marker
  • 1 glue dot
  • hole punch
  • multi-color yarn

The instructions did not have specifics, so this is how I put them together:

  1. Flatten a cereal box and trace a star onto one side. You can find a star template here:  star-templateIMG_20161208_104126222.jpg
  2. Cutting through two layers at once, cut out the star.
  3. Flip the stars so that they are brown side out. You might have to shift them so that they match.  Secure the two stars together with a glue dot.
  4. Punch a hole toward the middle of one arm of the star. Cut an 8 inch piece of yarn or ribbon and string it through the hole.  Make a knot.  Here is your hanger.  Here’s what it looks like at this point:IMG_20161208_104211397.jpg
  5. Cut a 7 yard piece of multi-colored yarn and roll it into a ball. Attach one end of the yarn to the star with a piece of tape and wrap.  Tuck the loose end into the wrapping when you are finished.IMG_20161208_104220973.jpg
  6. Depending on the ability or attention span of the child or youth working on the star, you can add more yarn, as you wish. Here is the completed star with 7 yards of yarn:

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  1. Here is a completed star with 21 yards of yarn:

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Have fun following the star with the wise men this Advent!

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