Toddler Christmas Star Craft

Kids' craft

Christmas crafts aren’t just for older kids and adults. If you’ve got a toddler or preschooler, you can still get artsy for the holidays. This easy-to-make holiday star helps young children learn about colors, shapes and lines. You can make a few of these Christmas stars, link them together with yarn or ribbon and make a garland, hang them from the tree as ornaments or just craft them for fun!


  • Thick craft sticks
  • Clear-drying school glue
  • Green tempera paint
  • A paper plate
  • Glitter—in red and other colors (such as gold or silver)


  1. Pour a pool of the green paint onto the paper plate.
  2. Place five craft sticks on your work surface.
  3. Have your child dip her fingers into the paint and finger paint the front of each stick.
  4. Sprinkle glitter onto the paint while it is still wet.
  5. Let the glitter-covered paint dry for at least one hour.
  6. Make a star shape, gluing the ends of the craft sticks together as your child goes along.

If your child drips excess glue on the sticks, simply add more glitter. Let the glue dry for one to two hours before displaying the star or hanging it on the Christmas tree.