With Christmas just weeks away, perhaps you are looking for an easy and fun paper ornament craft for home, school, or your community holiday program. Our cut and glue Scandinavian-inspired Paper Star Ornaments are bright, colorful, and simple for kids to make!
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Paper Star Ornament for Kids
This holiday season, I’ve been making traditional Folded Fabric Scandinavian Star Ornaments to give away to friends and family as gifts, but they super tricky for kids (and involve a hot iron or heat press).
I wanted to design a printable, low-cost, kid-friendly version for teachers and parents to make with children at school or home! We painted our templates with washable paint, but you could also cut the shapes out of felt, fabric, or scrapbook paper.
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Craft Supplies Needed
Before you start this fun Christmas ornament craft with your little ones, make sure you’ve got all the right supplies.
- Scandinavian Inspired Paper Star Ornament Template
- White paper or cardstock
- Washable paint
- Paper plates or plastic cups (for the paint)
- Ornament string
- Single hole punch
Watch the Video Tutorial
Watch the video below to be walked through every step of this craft.
Paper Star Ornament Directions
This printable craft is lots of fun for kids. Follow the easy steps below to learn how to make it.
STEP 1: Download and print the Paper Star Craft Template. Our lovely ornament template is available in our Teachers Pay Teachers shop! After purchasing the template, download it to your device and then print it on white cardstock. Each child will need one copy.
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STEP 2: Paint the craft templates. Use markers, crayons, paint, or even dot markers to color the patterns! We used our favorite Crayola Washable Paint. Use whatever colors inspire you!
Some of our favorite colors for this craft include red, green, turquoise, and blue. We topped each shape with a layer of Crayola Glitter Medium for a little extra Christmas fun!
Alternatively, you could trace the templates on holiday scrapbook paper, fabric, or felt.
STEP 3: Cut the templates. When the paint is dry, use scissors to cut apart the pieces. Be sure to help or give young kids a little more time for this step. Older children will want to cut their own template out all by themselves.
STEP 4: Put together the craft. We began by gluing down the squares. Next, kids can glue on the triangles.
STEP 5: Punch the hole. Use a single hole punch to make a hole in the ornament, then tie an ornament string through the top.
STEP 6: Your paper Scandinavian-Inspired Star Ornament is complete! Kids will enjoy showing off their cute ornaments to friends and family or attaching them to Christmas gifts. What a great way to spend quality time with kids!
Take it Further
- Use this craft to decorate a Christmas tree.
- Pair this craft with a festive book such as Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett.
- Celebrate the holiday season by taking a trip to a holiday market or Christmas tree farm.
- Tie this ornament to the top of a Christmas present as a gift topper.
- Identify all the shapes used to make this craft.
- Skip the glitter and laminate your child’s ornament for longevity. Don’t forget to have them sign and date the back!
- Make this craft while watching a Christmas movie, such as Elf.
- Alphabet practice – S is for Scandinavian Star.
- Count the points on the star.
- Draw designs or funny characters on the shapes.