Sparkling Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

This sparkling star is an easy holiday craft to do with toddlers and preschoolers. Kids will love seeing the stars sparkle and shine on the Christmas tree. 

Christmas star ornament glitter craft for kids

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The easiest crafts are often the most fun to do, especially when there's glitter.

A biodegradable glitter is recommended for kids crafts. Look for this online or in craft stores.

Plastic glitter is not environmentally friendly and takes years to decompose. 

You can also replace glitter with other decorations such as paper confetti

  • Make your own 'glitter' with a hole punch and shiny paper.

Toddlers and preschoolers will love making these sparkling star ornaments to decorate the tree or give as gifts to friends and family members.


Sparkling star craft

Kids can dive into this activity with few instructions. Simply set out the star shapes, a glue stick and biodegradable glitter or paper confetti and let the creativity begin.

The results are so beautiful kids will want to make stars for everyone! 



Kids can make a star Christmas ornament


Step 1.

Cut star shapes from glitter foam sheets, or regular foam sheets. You can also use pre-cut foam star shapes.

  • If you don't have a star shape template in your toolkit, look for a star image on a greeting card, wrapping paper or store flyer. You can also use a star shaped cookie cutter. 

Provide pre-cut star shapes for younger children. Older kids can trace, or draw, then cut out the shapes.

Star craft with glitter and glue


Step 2.

Spread glue on the stars with glue stick. Or spread white school glue with a paint brush!

Step 3.

Sprinkle gold or silver biodegradable glitter  or paper confetti (this link shows you how to make paper confetti) on the stars.

  • Shake glitter from the container, or pour some in a dish and pick up the flakes between pinched fingers for an excellent fine motor activity.


Christmas star craft using craft foam


 Step 4.

Make a loop with a piece of narrow ribbon or chenille stem. Attach a loop to the back of each star with tape.


 Star ornament Christmas craft for kids


Sparkling star ornament craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit


Your sparkling stars will glitter and shine on the Christmas tree!


preschool craft Christmas glitter star


More star crafts from kid-friendly bloggers.

Kids can spell their own names with these Personalized Star Ornaments from Powerful Mothering.

Paint a star shape to make this fun Santa Star Christmas Ornament from Buggy and Buddy.

Provide a fine motor activity with this Spice Jar Lid Star Ornament from Fireflies and Mudpies.


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