Hanging Star of David
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 and up
This pretty hanging Star of David project is made from recycled cereal boxes and glitter glue and makes a sparkly addition to your holiday celebrations.
What you'll need:
- Thin cardboard, such as recycled cereal boxes
- Blue and silver acrylic paint
- Blue and silver glitter glue
- White ribbon
How to make it:
- Cut cardboard into two 8"x8" squares as well as two 3"x3" squares, for a total of 4 squares (see image).
- For each square, along the top of the cardboard, find the center and mark with a pencil. Draw a line straight down from the center about 2 inches long. Use a ruler to measure from the bottom left corner up to that middle line you just drew until you reach the 8 inch mark (the 3 inch marker for the smaller squares), repeat from the bottom right corner as well (see image).
- Cut out the triangles. You should have 4 triangles: two of them should have three equal sides at 8 inches and two should have three equal sides of 3 inches.
- Poke a hole in the center of the triangle and cut out the center leaving about ¾" all the way around. Repeat for the smaller triangles, leaving about ½" (see image).
- Paint the two large triangles blue on both sides and the small ones with silver. Your cardboard may curl up after your first coat. Once you flip it over and paint the other side it will flatten out. As the triangles dry they may curl, but they are easy to straighten out (see image).
- After the paint has dried, pipe a line of glitter glue (blue on the large ones, silver on the small) and spread with your finger. Repeat on the other side. Let the glitter glue dry completely, this can take several hours.
- Glue the triangles together (one facing upward, one facing downward) to form the stars.
- Carefully punch a hole in the top of the large star. String a piece of ribbon through the whole and tie the ends to make a loop.
- For the small silver star, loop a piece of ribbon it right through the top opening in the star. Do not tie the ends together yet (see image).
- Lay the blue star on the table and place the small star in the center of it. Thread the open ends of the silver star's ribbon through the hole in the top of the blue star and tie the ends together.
- Save thin cardboard from the back of notepads, and from cereal and cracker boxes.
- Glitter glue takes several hours to dry so plan another project or activity during dry time.
- Be sure to place project in a place where family pets or small children will not disturb them such as on top of the fridge or on a high shelf in your pantry.