How to Make a Beautiful Hanging Star Card

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Hanging Star Card

Have you ever received a Christmas card that you really like?  One of those cards that you want to keep rather than pop in the recycling bin once the festivities are over?  Do you look at those handcrafted cards and wish you could make one?  Well, we are going to share our simple idea for a hanging star card that is both pretty and easy for older kids to make too.

Star Christmas Card Witty Hoots

Materials & Equipment

card and envelope     compass     pencil

 a split pin     ruler     scissors

gold or silver thread     gold or silver card

How to Make Your Star Card

First, draw a circle with the compass in the centre of the card and cut this out.  Next, draw two circles using the same centre point for your compass on the back of the silver card. One circle should be smaller than the other.

Take your ruler and draw a line through the centre of the circle, to make two equal halves.  Next, draw another line that will divide the circle into four quarters.  Take the ruler and draw a line from the outer point of the circle to the inner circle as shown below.

Cut out the star shape and then score along the straight lines with a pencil to give the star a 3D effect.  Repeat this process to make an even smaller silver star.

Put the smaller star on top of the larger one and push a split pin through the centre of the stars.  Fan both stars out until you have an eight pointed star.

Turn the star over and tie the gold thread around the split pin then attach it to the top of the star.

Next, stick the thread to the inside of the card with sticky tape so that the star hangs down in the cut out part of the card.

We really enjoyed making this hanging star card and cannot wait to give it to someone special this Christmas.

Hanging Star Christmas Card Witty Hoots

A Christmas Countdown!

Check out the Christmas Card Ideas below for more great ways to enjoy the build up to Christmas Day!

Rainy Day Mum shares Christmas Lights Thank You Cards:  Get prepared and create your Thankyou Cards now with this simple activity ideal for kids of all ages so that your children can give thanks for any gifts they receive promptly after Christmas.

Sugar Aunts share Homemade Fine Motor Christmas Tree Holiday Cards:  Practice fine motor skills and sensory integration with proprioceptive input while making a Christmas Lights (OR) Christmas Tree card using a hole punch.

Mama Smiles shares Washi Tape Christmas Cards:  Washi tape is so much fun! This post showcases a few different ways you can use washi tape to decorate holiday cards with your kids.

Crafty Kids at Home share DIY Christmas Cards with Washi Tape Baubles:  Wrapping Washi Tape around circles of card is great for working on fine motor skills and a cute idea to add onto your kids DIY Christmas Cards.

Peakle Pie Shares a Simple Holly Card:  These simple cards are pretty and easy to make and will make a lovely keepsake too!

Books and Giggles share Kids Christmas Cards:  Christmas cards with shiny cutouts that kids can have fun decorating.

Adventures of Adam share a Homemade Penguin Christmas Card:  An easy to make Penguin Christmas card that can then be used as a Christmas tree decoration.

3 Dinosaurs share a Nativity Themed Thank You Card:  Nativity Theme Thank You Cards for kids or adults to writing thank you cards for the season. There are 4 picture themes to pick from.

The Gingerbread House share some Gingerbread Cards:  Sweet gingerbread man with an extra sweet treat

My Bright Firefly shares an Easy Christmas Pop Up Card Painting:  The Christmas Story: The Very Special Baby in the Straw. Easy Christmas Pop-up Card. Painting with Yarn.

Mum in the Madhouse shares a Fingerprint Christmas Card:  Simple fingerprint Christmas cards that are perfect for kids of all ages.

The Creative Pair shares Christmas Card Printables:  Free Christmas card printables to colour in!

 

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