Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ is a current favourite of Minnie’s. She loves to do the accompanying actions as she sings the rhyme. Recently she has had trouble sleeping, so I thought I’d turn one of her current favourites into a craft activity to see if we could help her sleep more comfortably.

To make our little star we used:
2 Star cookie cutters (1 small 1 large)
Glue stick, pencil & scissors
Silver glitter
Holographic card (this was an offcut I’d kept from another craft. Any card could be used & painted silver or wrapped in foil to add more sparkle)
Gold ribbon
Kitchen foil (a small amount to cover the star shape)

I drew around the large star shaped cookie cutter on the blank side of the holographic card. I then drew around the smaller star cutter inside the previous shape & cut along both outlines.

Minnie helped me rip a piece of foil to stick onto the blank side of the star. She placed it over the star shape to make sure it would cover the inside of the shape, then she added glue along the outline of the star & stuck the foil down. She then slowly ripped away the foil from the outer star shape using the card outline as a guide.

We added some ribbon to a corner to hang our star up. You could use clear elastic or thread, we used ribbon as we had so much left after Christmas, plus it sparkled like our star!

Minnie added glue on the blank side of the other star & stuck the 2 stars together with the foil in the middle.

She then gently added glue to the foil & sprinkled (poured!) some silver glitter over.
Once dry we repeated on the other side of foil.

Our ‘Twinkle Twinkle Star’ was ready to shine & sparkle in Minnie’s bedroom.

That night we dimmed Minnie’s bedroom light & hung her silver star above her bed.

We sang ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ & Minnie waved a small torch towards the star so the beam of light made her star shine & twinkle even more as it twirled slightly on the ribbon. We talked about how the little star would shine in her room all night & watch over her so she wouldn’t be alone. It seemed to do the trick as she slept through the night! May be this post should be titled ‘Twinkle Twinkle Silent Night!’ ;o)

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