I have discovered a love for Window Stars. Earlier in the autumn the first regular contributor to our site Erin shared a fantastic tutorial for creating a Fall Window Star and today for the first of many Christmas Book and Craft posts you will see on Rainy Day Mum I am sharing a fantastic Christmas book and how to make a super simple Winter Window Star to make with the book.
Featured Christmas Book – Song of the Stars
One of my aims with the children is that they understand the true meaning of Christmas as well as enjoy it for the celebration that it has become and I love discovering versions and variations of The Nativity Story to read and share with my children. Song of the Stars a Christmas Story by Sally Lloyd Jones is one of my favorites – written in poetry it looks at how the natural environment may have reacted to the birth of Jesus from the Stars in the Sky through to creatures in the sea and on the land.
In a world, where there is so much destruction of the natural environment, pollution, deforestation, hunting and our own overpopulation of the world this is very much a story of this time as well – you could reflect on it with your children as how the natural world is waiting for a new saviour to come and help them like Jesus did over 2000 years ago.
Winter Window Star Tutorial
As the book starts with the stars in the sky and finishes the same it was perfect to create a Window Star with – another seasonal one. This time a Winter and unlike our autumn one this one is the simplest design and you and your children can create this together.
Materials Need for a Winter Window Star
How to Create your Winter Window Star
- If your Kite Paper isn’t already in squares your first step will be to make it into around 6inch squares.
- Fold your first square in half to make a triangle.
- Open the square and take one of the corners not on the fold and fold to the center seam.
- Using your thumb press firmly to get a clean fold along the outside.
- Now repeat on the other side.
- Do the same for your other 7 pieces of Kite Paper.
- With the fold at the BACK of your first diamond shape place a little glue along the bottom right-hand edge of a blue diamond.
- Lay a white diamond over the top and press to check that the glue has stuck – see below for the angle to use for the simple window star pattern.
- Repeat the glue along the edge and add the pieces together alternating blue and white until the last piece.
- With the last piece glue as normal to attach a new piece but lift up the blue diamond, you started with and place the last white diamond underneath – see the picture to see exactly what I mean
- Now leave to dry for a little
- Attach to your window for this beautiful Winter Window Star to decorate your home this coming season.
Looking for more ideas for origami? Then check out these fun and easy origami crafts over on Red Ted Art.
More Window Stars for you to make
More Christmas Themed Crafts and Books
As for today then check out these other 4 Christmas Crafts and Books in the Christmas Craft and Book Series by Emma Owl to create and read with your children.
A Christmas Tree with A Little Blue Truck from To Be a Kid Again
Easy Graham Cracker Houses with Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy from My Storytime Corner
Santa Snoopy Craft with Charlie Brown Christmas from Play Dough and Popsicles
Found Objects Snowman with Snowballs from Our Daily Craft
Read these Christmas Activities and Books Next
- The Snowman – Number Bowling
- Song of the Stars – Small World Imaginative Play
- The Nutcracker – Peg Dolls
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.