Please enjoy this beautiful DIY Stars and Angels Mobile that a preschooler can craft. This is a creative way to teach your children about the angels in the starry night sky over sleepy Bethlehem on the night that the Christ Child was born. It's affordable and easy to assemble.
Here are the materials that are needed for this craft:
- Medium Wooden Embroidery Hoop
- Sparkly Star Stickers
- Gold and/or Silver Metallic Paper
- Gold or Yellow Pipe Cleaners for Angel Craft - See 7 Christmas Angel Crafts for instructions
- Ribbon (your choice of colors)
This is day 12 of the 25 day series - 25 Hands-On Nativity Lessons for Kids.
1. Adhere a glittery star onto the gold metallic paper and cut out a larger star around the sticker star as shown in the #2 photo. 3. Measure a piece of ribbon to the length that you would like the stars to hang from the mobile. Place the ribbon down the center of the star and then adhere the star sticker to the "other" side of the metallic paper. 4. Now you should have a star sticker on both sides of the metallic paper and a ribbon attached. 5. Open the wooden embroidery hoop and tie the ribbon around the inside hoop as shown in the photo above. After tying all the stars and angels (see 7 Christmas Craft Angels for instructions for the angels) onto the inner hoop, as well as tying the four ribbons for hanging the hoop, then you can replace the outer wooden hoop to more firmly secure the tied ribbons in place. (See the photos below for how to tie the ribbons into place.) After the ribbons are in the correct spot, adorn the outside of the embroidery hoop with sticker stars.
In the photos above, you can see that I used four ribbons of equal length for hanging the mobile. I tied a knot at the top to pull all the ribbons together and actually reinforced it with some tape. I cut the stars and angel ribbons at different lengths to create a staggered look for the mobile. It's simple and not perfect. Especially if your kids help... it may be even more "imperfect." However, sometimes imperfect makes the whole craft even more lovable. Have fun and embrace the imperfections! 🙂
How beautiful. What a great way to complete the nativity scene!