Saturday, December 1, 2012

This Is the Star

Today we read This Is the Star by Joyce Dunbar and made a star ornament.

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This is the star in the sky.
~from This Is the Star
This retelling of the Nativity story is written as a simple, cumulative poem describing the holy night.

The illustrations are stunning oil paintings.

T made a Christmas star ornament from craft sticks.

I provided lots of embellishments, but T wanted only to use the gold sequins to decorate his star!


  • six yellow-colored craft sticks
  • glue
  • gold cord
  • gold acrylic jewels, gold sequins, yellow and gold buttons, yellow and gold beads


Glue together three craft sticks to form a triangle.  Catch the ends of a piece of gold cord between the ends of two of the craft sticks (to form a loop for hanging).

Glue together the other three craft sticks to form another triangle.

Glue one triangle on top of the other to form a Star of David.

Decorate the star!

Let it dry thoroughly, and then hang the ornament on your Christmas tree!  :)

My inspiration for the ornament:
   Activity Village

Linked to:
   Christmas Ornament Party
   Christmas Craft Party
   12 Days of Christmas Party
   Read Explore Learn
   Love Books
   T.G.I.F. Party #56 (Living Life Intentionally)
   Shine on Fridays
   Clever Chicks #11
   Pin Me Party #9


  1. Great post! I enjoy your blog and would love for you to come share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest:

    Fresh Eggs Daily

    1. Thank you, Lisa...and thanks for the invite!

  2. Very clever. I really like the way you embellished it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment:-)

  3. He did a wonderful job! I bet he is proud! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. The party starts tomorrow at 8am CST.


  4. thanks for linking to the Ornament Party on my blog. Love the star!! It's what it's all about, huh? Linda