Crafts

4th of July Star Ornaments

4th of July star ornaments are an easy patriotic craft and make a great decor for Independence Day. These suncatchers will look pretty in your windows. Make a whole bunch to decorate your home red, white and blue.

Smaller kids will need help but are going to like sticking tissue paper on the stars.

Here is what you need:

  • Card-stock in Navy blue and red
  • tissue paper in red, white and blue
  • silver glitter star stickers (optional)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
  • thread to hang the ornaments
  • clear contact paper
  • star template

Preparation:

  • Print and cut out the star template.
  • Cut tissue paper into small pieces or let your child tear it.
  • Trace the stars on the red and blue card-stock and cut them out. Every ornament requires two stars. If you do have a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine I recommend using it to cut out perfectly even shapes. My stars in the pictures are 6” in diameter.
  • Cut contact paper into squares larger than the star, about 8×8″.

Assembly

  • Place a sheet of contact paper sticky side up on the table.
  • Place a star on the contact paper.
  • Stick tissue paper onto the contact paper inside the star shape. It can overlap and stick out over the outside. Just make sure the inside is all covered.
  • If you want to add a string to hang the ornament you can glue it on one of the star tips.
  • Take the second card-stock star and add a bit of glue to the corners. This will help everything stay in place.
  • Then place the star glue-side down onto the first star, like a sandwich.
  • Take a second square of contact paper and cover the star with it. This can be a bit tricky and works best with two people. Roll it carefully over the craft and stroke it flat trying to prevent any bubbles and creases.
  • Cut out the star.

The 4th of July star ornament is all finished. I added silver glitter star stickers so it would reflect the sunlight and make it sparkle.

I hope you will enjoy making these patriotic ornaments.

You can download the star template right here:

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