Nativity Star Ornament Craft for Kids

This Nativity Star Ornament Craft for Kids is a special ornament that my children made and I love hanging it on our Christmas tree. This Nativity ornament made with popsicle sticks is super cute. It’s a great addition to our list of Christmas ornaments for kids to make. It’s super easy, so grab your kids and get craftin’!

This Nativity Star Ornament is super cute. Featuring Jesus and the Nativity star, this ornament for kids to make is an easy addition to the Christmas tree. While adults will have to hot glue some of the pieces together, the kids can paint and wrap the craft stick Jesus in swaddling clothes. #Christmas #ornament #kids #kidscraft #craft #Nativity

I love handmade ornaments. I treasure them more than the store bought ones. I have some of my childhood ornaments and I love pulling them out each year. Someday I’ll give the boys all of the ornaments they have made as children to hang on their tree when they have a home and tree of their own.

This adorable kid-made ornament was inspired by the Christmas book Little Star by Anthony DeStefano. It’s a cute little book that tells the story of the star that led the way to Jesus the night he was born. The star shines so brightly for Jesus that he burns out. In the story, there is a little boy that is being told the story of the star. He is sad when he hears that the star burned out, but his dad tells him that the star at the top of the Christmas tree is a symbol of the Nativity star.

This Nativity Star Ornament craft for kids is so cute! It is inspired by the book, Little Star by Anthony DeStefano.

Nativity Star Ornament Craft for Kids

Materials

Craft SticksCraft SticksJumbo Craft SticksJumbo Craft SticksBright Yellow Acrylic PaintBright Yellow Acrylic PaintBrown Shredded Gift FillerBrown Shredded Gift FillerOrnament HooksOrnament HooksUltra Fine Permanent MarkersUltra Fine Permanent MarkersHot Glue GunHot Glue GunHot Glue SticksHot Glue SticksKids Paint Brush SetKids Paint Brush SetLittle Star by Anthony DeStefanoLittle Star by Anthony DeStefano

Directions

To start, you need to hot glue the 5 small craft sticks together to make a star shape. Obviously, this is a grown-up step. I prepared the star shape for the kids ahead of time.

Hot glued star shape for the Nativity Star Ornament.

Let the kids paint the star yellow. Let the paint dry. If you and the kids are impatient, use a blow dryer to get the job done quickly.

Child painting the Nativity Star Ornament

Cut the jumbo craft stick in half. Hot glue one end of the white strip of cloth to the bottom of the craft stick (the broken part).

Let your child wrap the cloth around the jumbo craft stick piece to resemble Jesus being swaddled in the cloth. Leave some space at the top for the face of Jesus. Hot glue the end of the cloth to hold the cloth in place. Trim the cloth if needed.

wrapping cloth around a craft stick to resemble Jesus in swaddling clothes

Using a fine tip permanent marker, draw a face for Jesus. You could go with two lines to make him look like he’s sleeping or let the kids draw two eyes and a mouth. It’s your preference.

Wrap a craft stick to look like Baby Jesus in swaddling clothes for a Nativity Star Ornament

Hot glue some brown shredded gift filler to the back of the swaddled Jesus part of the ornament. This will be the hay that Jesus was placed in while in the manger.

Use brown shredded paper resemble hay for a Nativity Star Ornament

When finished with the Jesus portion, hot glue it to the star.

This Nativity Star Ornament made with craft sticks is so cute! Inspired by the book, Little Star by Anthony DeStefano, this is an easy ornament for kids to make.

To hang the ornament, hot glue a metal ornament hook or a loop of ribbon to the back.

Hot glue an ornament hook to the Nativity Star Ornament Craft for kids

Hang on your tree and enjoy!

Want to read more books to go along with this activity? Check out this list of Nativity Books for Kids.

10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments

Every year we like to join in with the 10 Days of Kid-made Ornaments series. Each of the ornaments for kids to make are inspired by books. I always love seeing what the other bloggers come up with.

In the past we have made:

Wood Slice String Art Ornament inspired by The Carpenter’s Gift

Melted Crayon Christmas Ornament inspired by The Day the Crayons Quit

Rainbow Fish Perler Bead Ornament inspired by The Rainbow Fish

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornament inspired by The Biggest Snowman Ever

Washi Tape Mason Jar Lid Ornament inspired by Merry Christmas Mom and Dad.

We are on Day 8 of the blog series and there are a few other bloggers posting their kid-made ornaments today, so be sure to check them out. Also, you can check out all of the ornaments from the series over on Mama Miss.

Today’s ornaments:

Spoon Grinch Christmas Ornament from The Joy of Sharing

Christmas Truck Ornament from Mama.Papa.Bubba

Fingerprint Pete the Cat Ornament from Fun Handprint Art

10 Days of Kid-made Ornaments inspired by books! So many great ideas for ornaments for kids to make.

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  1. […] This post is part of the awesome  10 Days of #KidMadeChristmas Ornaments series we’ve participated in in years past…  If you’re looking for some fantastic ornament ideas to try at home with your kids, pop over and check out the master list of kid-made ornaments, or pop over to The Joy of Sharing to check out this cute Grinch spoon ornament or to Happy Brown House to check out this nativity star ornament. […]

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