Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Homemade Christmas Crafts: Drinking Straw and Bead Stars

I saw this fun craft idea
in a parenting magazine and showed it to the girls.

The best part was it was a craft
that we could all do.

Mini-Saurus and I teamed up on the "Rainbow Star"
and the Frog Princess made hers all by herself.

Just lay out 5 pipe cleaners
and start stringing beads
and bits of cut up straws on them.

Once you finish stringing them...
It is easier if you lay
the straws on your table
in a star shape before you
try to connect them.

Just twist the ends
of the pipe cleaners together
(to connect them)
at each point of the star.

NOTE: For better stability,
I recommend twisting the pipe cleaners
together where they overlap on the star.

They make me happy.


danita said...

might try these today--just opened a new pack of pipe cleaners and we're still dealing with the snow!

BLOGitse said...

Lovely colours!
Happy holidays and SITS greetings from Cairo!


Debbie said...

What a cute idea!
Dropped by from SITS.

BranFlakes said...

Very Very Cute idea! I have all the materials so we might make them today! Thanks.

Mommyof2girlz said...

This is great, my girls will love it thanks for sharing :)

Elise said...

What a fun idea and perfect for toddlers and older children. That's my kind of activity.

We recently made the noodle star ornaments and I linked my latest blog post about them to you and your noodle ornament post.

Organizing Mommy said...

Nice site!! Love your ideas!

teachmama said...

super idea, MaryLea!!

We, too, have supported a fund raiser recently that focused mostly on . . . wrapping paper! So this will be awesome!

Also--the post you mentioned on my site about sorting fonts--specifically b's, p's and other toughies is here: http://teachmama.blogspot.com/2009/07/fun-font-sorting.html

(Sorry! I really hesitate to link back to me unless I have to--my email is teachmama@verizon.net--drop me a line so I have yours, and life will be easier!)

Cheers, friend--

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