A simple Christmas craft project for little (or big) kids.

I’m not a particularly crafty mamma. The mess drives me a bit batty and until recently Lachie’s attention span for any crafty-arty project was about a tenth of the time it took to set-up and clean-up. During our Christmas shopping last week I spotted a packet of different sized paper stars and feeling mildly inspired, picked them up.

A few days ago we had a rare afternoon with not much planned so out came the paint box and brushes and we set to work decorating the stars.

The Monster & Me | Christmas Craft Star Garland

I find that if left to his own devices Lachie likes to simply smear every single colour of paint together until it resembles a non-descript shade of brown. So there was some gentle guidance, with only one or two different colours available at any time. Oh and my two year old can’t paint parallel lines, I was getting into the spirit and did some star decorating too.

The Monster & Me | Christmas Craft Star Garland

The next day we collected all our painted stars on the kitchen table.

The Monster & Me | Christmas Craft Star Garland

And with Lachie’s art direction I hole punched and strung the stars on some baking twine (it’s all I had, I told you, I’m not very crafty).

The Monster & Me | Christmas Craft

The star garland was then hung between two conveniently located lights in our living room.

The Monster & Me | Christmas Craft Star Garland

The Monster & Me | Christmas Craft Star Garland

It was such a simple project to add a little colourful, handmade Christmas cheer to our home. Oh and my tip for getting paint of little ones without using chemicals? Exfoliating gloves. With some soap and gentle scrubbing my multi-coloured child was back to his lovely pink self.

Are you the crafty type? Have you been getting into the Christmas crafting spirit? Do share.

  1. I’m afraid I’m not a craft mama at all, but this looks like something I might be able to handle…. šŸ™‚
    Love how it looks hung up on the wall!
    Ronnie xo

    • Laura said:

      Ronnie, yes you should try it, I think your boys would love seeing their handywork hung across the walls. I’d love to see pictures if you do end up doing one.
      x Laura

  2. jody said:

    I love this Laura! great idea! I had all these Christmas crafty things planned, but I haven’t done a single one! xo

    • Laura said:

      Jody, that is so me. I have all these amazing things planned in my head but life and the mad rush of presents and catching up with people etc ends up leaving little spare time. I saw you were getting into the glitter today though! I’m a bit jealous as glitter is banned in our house, lol, I have a husband that despises finding glittery bits for the next six months!
      x Laura

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