Not only is this a great Hanukkah craft, it also encourages fine motor development and teaches about shapes. So even if you don’t celebrate Hanukkah don’t skip it! You can add sparkles, stickers or anything else you want to the star once it’s dry! I have a few more Hanukkah crafts lined up, one by a guest contributor, a nap time creation and book reviews later this week!
- Gather your materials. You will need 6 popsicle sticks per star, glue, blue paint, wax paper and a paint brush.
- I pre made popsicle stick triangles for my 2 year old. Older kids can do this step no problem. Add glue to both ends of one stick, the right end of the bottom one and using a third make a triangle. Repeat and let dry.
- Pour a few colors of blue paint into a container.
- Paint your triangles. My son was fascinated with the blends the 3 colors of paint made, and I was loving how delicate he had to be with the small paint brush. This is great practice for his fine motor skills.
- Paint your other one!
- Let dry.
- Glue one triangle on top of the other. Voila a beautiful Star of David.