Magi’s Shooting Star
I received these delicious Italian chocolate stars in my stocking for Christmas 2022, and (of course) I immediately started thinking of a myriad of crafts I could do with them. Here is one super simple craft you can do with anything star-shaped (chocolates, paper cutouts, buttons…etc).
You’ll need… coloured paper, star-shaped foil-wrapped candies, a gluestick, and scissors.
- Cut strips of coloured paper roughly one inch wide
- Fold the strips of paper back and forth into a crinjkly zigzag pattern
- Pair up two to three strips of paper for each star and glue them one at a time on the back with a gluestick.
I’m always trying to think of little tasks different-aged kids can help with. Older children can cut out colourful strips of paper for their star’s tail, while little kids can master the crinkly zig-zag fold. And, of course, who doesn’t love a glue stick!?
Perhaps you want to pair this craft, as I will this Sunday, with a “witnessing” activity. Invite your families to give away some of their stars to others, just as the Star of Bethlehem invited outsiders, the Magi, to come and be a part of the Christ-Child’s story.
In that case why not add an extra strip of paper featuring the verse:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out. (John 1:5)
Sharing God’s love is the best witness we have as people of faith. This might be a good beginning for your littlest Christ followers.