Friday, June 19, 2009

Patriotic Star Mobile

Julia is in the Fourth of July spirit after creating these sparkling stars hanging from a red, white, and blue spiral. The picture does not do the mobile justice, it is much prettier in real life.

I prepared for this craft by cutting several stars from red, white, and blue construction paper. I gave Julia a small lid full of white glue and a cotton swab. She spread glue on a star and sprinkled it with glitter. She repeated this process multiple times, adding different colors to her star. She glittered several stars, each with their own unique design.

She then painted both sides of a paper plate. When the paint dried, we cut them into a spiral. I used white thread and tape to attach each star to the spiral. Her mobile now hangs from her ceiling fan's pull chain.

A sticky lint brush is a fun and effective tool for removing glitter from the table (and chairs and floor and clothes and skin and just about everywhere else).


  1. This is so pretty, and thanks for the tip about the lint brush!

  2. That is super cute! I LOVE the lint brush tip, thanks so much!

  3. Love this--and what a super-smart way of cleaning up glitter!! Hopefully we can do something like this in the next week or two!

  4. This is awesome and my daughter loved making one! I linked this post on my blog, hope you don't mind.

  5. I LOVE the lint roller idea! I'll have to remember this so we can use it!