Friday, December 5, 2008

Drink Pouch Straw Star Christmas Ornament

We recycled drink pouch straws to make this simple star. Kids can make these, they are so easy. This ornament was named by my 12 year old daughter. It's a tongue twister that's for sure.

Items Needed:
1- 1 1/2 inch round Styrofoam ball
2-drink pouch straws, washed and dried
Tacky Glue
Yarn or thread
Gold Glitter
Piece of thick Styrofoam used in packing

STEP 1: Push a tooth pick into the Styrofoam ball and paint glue on the ball with a paint brush (while holding it on the toothpick).

STEP 2: Sprinkle gold glitter over the ball until it's completely covered and let dry. Push end of toothpick in a piece of Styrofoam to hold it up to dry.

STEP 3: Cut 4 pieces of straw approximately 1 inch each, and 4 pieces 1 1/4 inches each.

STEP 4: Push the 4 larger straws into 4 sides as shown in the photo, with a dab of glue on the end that is pushed in.

STEP 5: Push the 4 smaller straws into the ball, in between the larger straws.

STEP 6: Tie a hanger on with yarn or thread. TIP: Before you push the top straw in, run a thread through it to make a hanger, then dab glue and push into the Styrofoam ball. Let dry.


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