I’m always looking for crafts to involve my husband in. Crafting isn’t for everyone, but last Ramadan, I had an idea for a really easy and quick craft that I thought he might be interested in trying. We made these paper bag stars to hang up for Ramadan, but we loved them so much, they’re still up! I love incorporating stars in Ramadan decor, it’s a nice throwback to beautiful tile work in mosaics.
Introducing: Ramadan Paper Bag Stars
Age Range: 6+ years old
Cost: $ out of $$$$
What You’ll Need:
- paper bags
- hot glue gun or glue
- paper clip (optional)
- hole punch (optional)
- fishing line/other string or rope to hang stars (optional)
I watched a video tutorial on how to make these paper bag stars. The videos will be really helpful to watch. Start with this one, and read through the instructions once you’re done!
1. Glue your paper bags together. The less bags you use, the wider the petals/branches will have to spread. Depending on the size of your bags, you’ll use 5-9. You can tell how many to use by trying to stretch out the star and seeing how far it will go.
2. Cut the top of the paper bags however you want. There are fancy cuts you can do to make them interesting. Check out this video to see how you can make the stars even cooler!
3. Stretch the star out and paper clip the two ends together, I suggest just paper clipping because this gives you the option to easily store them if you don’t want them up forever.
4. To hang, hole punch a hole at the tip of whatever petal/branch you think is the top of your star, and get some fishing line!
Hang up your stars! Enjoy! Have a blessed Ramadan! You can also use these to make a cute backdrop for an Eid party!