Star of David Stained-Glass Ornaments Kids Can Make!

What better way to teach your students about Hanukkah than with a fun craft?  These Star of David ornaments are made using tissue paper and popsicle sticks and are the perfect kid-made gift to send home during the holidays.

Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own Star of David “stained-glass” ornaments!

Star of David Ornament Craft Image

My four and five year olds seemed to really enjoy creating their stars.  The process of painting on the tissue paper was quite calming and meditative for myself and I think it had a similar effect on the kids.

We hung our ornaments in the windows and the sunlight shining through created a beautiful stained-glass effect!

 

Star of David Stained Glass Ornament Image

 

Materials Needed:

  • Popsicle Sticks ~ 6 popsicle sticks for each ornament.
  • Tissue Paper ~ Various colors cut into strips and squares.
  • Bottle Glue
  • Water
  • Paintbrushes
  • Thin string, yarn or ribbon ~ cut into 7 inch pieces

Getting The Star Frames Ready 

After gathering your materials, you will create the star frames out of popsicle sticks. Each ornament uses six popsicle sticks.

Glue three popsicle sticks together to make an equilateral triangle. Repeat until you have two triangles for each ornament you will be making.

Let the triangles dry separately for about 10-15 minutes.

Once they are dry, place the triangles on top of one another facing opposite directions to see where they will connect. Add a few dots of glue and press the triangles together until they stick on their own. Set the star frame(s) aside to dry.

 

Materials Image

 

Thin some glue by putting it in a little bowl and mixing it with some water.

Show your kids how to lay the strips of tissue paper over the popsicle sticks and paint the glue mixture on, starting where the paper touches the popsicle sticks.   The glue mixture will soak through the tissue paper and, when it dries, will be securely attached to the frame.

 

Making The Ornament

 

The Final Steps

After students are finished adding the tissue paper pieces, you can touch up the stars before letting them dry. Smooth out the edges and add tissue paper pieces to fill in any gaps.

Place the star ornaments aside and let them dry for 30 minutes to an hour.  Some kids may go overboard with the glue water so those may take a little longer to dry.

 

star ornament images

I added names to small paper plates to help me keep track of who’s star was who’s. Next time I might just write names written on pieces of tape to create less waste.

 

Once the tissue paper is dry,  you can write each student’s name and the year on the ornament with a Sharpie.  You could even get fancy and use a metallic Sharpie if you have one laying around somewhere!

 

start of david craft image

 

Poke a small hole through the tissue paper near the inside of one of the points. A sharpened pencil works well for this.

Thread a piece of ribbon or string through the hole and tie it in a loop so it can hang in a window, or anywhere else the light can shine through, and showcase your Star of David’s stained-glass-like luminance!

 

 

Finished Star of David Ornament

 

Did You Know?

The Star of David is a six-pointed figure consisting of two interlaced equilateral triangles. it is used as a Jewish and Israeli symbol and appears on the flag of Israel.

Tell Us What You Think

Did you love making this craft as much as we did? See something that could use an improvement? We want to know these things you are thinking!

Leave your feedback and suggestions in the comments below!

Share This Page:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Baa Baa Black Sheep

baa baa black sheepToday’s featured song is Baa, Baa Black Sheep, a classic children’s song,  first printed in 1744 in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book, the oldest surviving collection of English language nursery rhymes.

 

Baa, Baa Black Sheep Lyrics

Baa, baa black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three bags full!

 

One for my master

One for my dame

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane

 

Baa, baa black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three Bags Full!

 

Printable Song Sheet

baa baa black sheep printable song

Download the Baa Baa Black Sheep Printable Song Lyrics from TeachersPayTeachers.com

 

Music Videos

 

 

Share This Page:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Where is Thumbkin

Today’s lyrics are to the young children’s song, Where is Thumbkin.  This song helps young kids become familiar with the names of their fingers.

Music & Movement

Traditionally, a peek-a-boo-ish activity goes along with this song.  Hide your fingers and hands behind your back, then introduce a finger from one hand, then the other, as you sing each verse.

Where is Thumbkin Lyrics

Where is Thumbkin Image

Where is Thumbkin?

Where is Thumbkin?

Here I am, here I am

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you!

Run away, run away!

 

Where is Pointer?

Where is Pointer?

Here I am, here I am

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you!

Run away, run away!

 

Where is Middle?

Where is Middle?

Here I am, here I am

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you!

Run away, run away!

 

Where is Ring Man?

Where is Ring Man?

Here I am, here I am

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you!

Run away, run away!

 

Where is Pinky?

Where is Pinky?

Here I am, here I am

How are you today, sir?

Very well, I thank you!

Run away, run away!

 

Music Videos

 

Share This Page:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Skin and Bones

Just in time for Halloween is today’s featured song, Skin and Bones, written by Raffi.

This cute Halloween song is just a little bit spooky but mostly fun!

skin and bonesSkin and Bones Lyrics

There was and old woman all skin and bones, OOOOOOOOO

She lived down by the old grave yard, OOooooOOoooo

One night she thought she’d take a walk, OOOooooOOoooo

She walked down by the old grave yard, OOooooOOoooo

She saw the bones a’ laying around, OOooooOOoooo

She went to the closet to get her broom, OOooooOOoooo

She opened the door and BOOO!

 

Youtube Music & Videos

 

Related Books

 
 
Songs & Music Downloads

Download Skin And Bones by Raffi


Download Skin and Bones by M Ryan Taylor

Download Skin And Bones by Sue Schnitzer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share This Page:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •