Our first twinkle stars were created after our Flashlight Walk. Our toddlers were fascinated by the stars and moon on our walk and associated them to the song "Twinkle Twinkle." Twinkle Stars are also a festive way to decorate for a birthday or the holidays.
Cover your table
Lay out the materials as depicted in the photo.
Place a couple of star shapes in a pie tin with the glitter and glue.
Invite your child to help make stars to decorate your home.
My toddlers dove in with little direction and few questions. When they showed interest in glitter, I demonstrated on my own star how to spread the glue, shake the glitter, and then shake the extra off the star into the tin. From there I did not interfere very much. I gave a few reminders to spread out the glue. Despite this being a product oriented activity, I am a process oriented person at heart, so I gave them free reign to explore the materials.
When they were done, we laid the stars out to dry. Preschoolers would love to help hole punch their stars, my toddlers tried to help, but had a hard time with the hole punch. We tied some stars to ribbon and hung them from the light fixture above the dining room table. Others we strung onto a line of ribbon to create something similar to bunting.
Pie Tin or Other Shallow Dish
Pre-Cut Star Shapes
Blue Art Materials - Markers, Crayons, Dabbers, etc
Ribbon or String
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