DIY Stars 4th of July Garland

Kids will love making this string of Stars to hang outside for a picnic or patriotic get-together. This is a great preschool craft for the 4th of July.

Items needed: 

  • Construction paper
  • Cardboard to make a template
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or pen
  • Yarn or string
  • Tape or stapler

Instructions: 

  1. Print Star patterns and choose which sizes you want to make.
  2. Cut out stars and then trace onto thin cardboard.  Cut out.  This will be your template.
  3. Trace cardboard template onto construction paper, using red, white and blue colors.
  4. Cut out Stars.
  5. Decide where you might want to hang your garland and then cut a piece of yarn or string long enough so that it can be tied to branches or some other place you choose.
  6. You can attach your stars one of several ways.  Lay the stars down on the table in the pattern you want (red, white, blue etc.) and then lay the yarn/string along the top section of the stars and tape into place.  OR  You can staple the tops of the stars onto the yarn/string.  A third choice is to use a hole punch and puch holes on both sides of the star and then just lace the yarn/string through. (use the same method each time however, "up through the bottom, down through the top")