Wish Upon A Star!
I love stars! The recent meteor showers had me thinking about shooting stars so we made this a few days ago. I like how it turned out and my son loves squishing the center of the star. One suggestion would be to make the star larger, the center was tricky to make because it had to be so small. A larger star would fix that. Also, don't skip the sequins if you want to give little ones an opportunity to work on their fine motor skills and pincer grasp!
1. Gather your materials. You will need a piece of yellow construction paper and a piece of black construction paper along with some contact paper, gold sequins, glitter glue, white glue, markers, and scissors.
2. Start by drawing (or tracing) a star on the yellow paper. Draw some tails too.
3. Have children color the star and tails with markers.
4. Cut a small piece of contact paper and peel the backing.
5. Add sequins to the contact paper.
6. Squeeze some glitter on.
7. Fold in two and press. Cut to size. I used a large piece of contact paper so my son could add the sequins but then I had to cut it so small to fit it inside the star. I'd make a larger star next time.
8. Cut the star and tails out. Cut the center of the star out. Make sure the hole is big enough to show off the glitter, but not too big. There shouldn't be any gaps.
9. Glue the glitter packet on the paper.
10. Glue the star over it. Add the tails. Let dry.
been teaching young children in various capacities since 1993. She
started as a day camp leader in high school, taught various preschool
programs at community centers through university, worked as a tutor
while pursuing a second degree in elementary education, and most
recently worked as a director and preschool teacher before becoming a
full time mom. Now that she is at home she keeps one foot in education
while sharing that side of her life with her son and the results have