Easy Christmas Crafts: Craft Foam 3-D Star
The Craft Foam 3-D Star is a fun and easy project that uses craft foam, the funEZcrafts pattern and yarn or ribbon to become a simple yet attractive ornament.
Simple, yet pretty...take a look.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Craft Foam 3-D Star Materials and Tools:
Craft foam (can also use card stock or stiff felt)
Paper clip (or other pointed object)
Craft Foam 3-D Star pattern
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Craft Foam 3-D Star:
Print the Craft Foam 3-D Star pattern.
Cut around each of the pattern pieces.
Using the patterns, cut two of the full-sized stars and two of the half stars.
The two full-sized stars are the same size.
The pattern pieces have different slits for the next step.
Cut the slits in the craft foam.
Cut the slits only as wide as the craft foam is thick (or other material, see stiff felt and card stock examples below).
The lengths of the slits vary depending on whether the slit is connected to a full star or a half star.
Matching the long slits, connect the two full-sized stars together.
Matching the shorter slits, add the two half stars on either side.
Using a point of a paper clip (or other pointed object), make a small hole in one of the points.
Make sure to choose a point that can hold the weight of the star.
Do not use the half star points.
Cut a piece of yarn 8 to 10 inches long for the hanging loop.
Thread the yarn through the small hole in the star point.
The point of the paper clip can help push the yarn through the hole.
Match the ends of the yarn, tie a knot to form the loop and trim the ends of the yarn if necessary.
The fast, fun and easy Craft Foam 3-D Star is finished.
Find a spot to display the simple and pretty little star.
This next version used lightweight card stock - stiffer than regular paper but not very thick.
The slits were only slightly wider than a scissors cut.
For this paper version, I used a hole punch to make the hole for the yarn loop.
For fun, I took a silver pencil and colored simple curls on the front and back of the blue card stock.
You could do that as well to the Craft Foam 3-D Star to add interest and decoration.
Craft foam, card stock or stiff felt, they all make a pretty little 3-D star that adds a fun and simple decoration to a room.
The fun and easy Craft Foam 3-D Star can be an inexpensive project for a senior center, a children's party, a grandparent/grandchild day or just for a calm and enjoyable crafting time.
Here is another version made using stiff glitter felt.
For this one, the slits were not as wide as those for the craft foam.