Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Making Window Stars

The kids and I spent the afternoon yesterday making these window stars. They were really fun to work on and they have definitely brightened our windows up a bit.
I let Gage use my rotary cutter, self healing mat and quilt block template to cut out the squares for these. Typically, the kids aren't allowed anywhere near my cutting scissors for fear that they will use them on paper and dull the blade. However, this blade is already good and dull so I figured I'd let him use it and save some time cutting all those squares.
Next we folded each square several different ways until we ended up with a star point.

Then we applied a small amount of glue.
And finally, we glued each point to the next one creating a brightly colored window star.
After the glue dried we used some double sided tape and taped them to the windows.
These can be made in all different sizes. If you want a smaller star then cut your squares smaller. I believe the ones we made were about 10" squares.
If you'd like to try your hand at these then you can go HERE to view complete and easy instructions as well as step-by-step pictures.

10 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Those are just beautiful and look like SPRING:) I bet the kids had alot of fun with those;)

Angela said...

Those are just so beautiful Jessica! My kids will love making those! Thanks for sharing with us!

Hugs,
Angela

Cheryl said...

Love them, such a smart ideal!

Patty Sumner said...

I love the window stars! Great project....Blessings!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful starts the kiddo's did a spendid job on brightening up the windows!

Tammi said...

How pretty! Great job kids!!

Mama-Bug said...

What fun! So pretty on your windows too Jessica.

Sandra said...

Those are pretty. I don't let my kids near my quilting stuff either!

Granny Sue said...

How pretty! Did you use tissue paper?

Nancy M. said...

How pretty! I think my kids would love making these!