Paper Maché Christmas Star
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Paper Maché Christmas Star

Kids can have fun painting and embellishing this paper mache star ornament. Paint it orange and then glitter with several different colors.
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Paper Maché – Dimensional Star
  • Acrylic Paint – Orange or Choice of Colors
  • Mod Podge®
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Iridescent Glitter – Cotton Candy, Sugar Plum and Fire Opal
  • Foam Brushes
  • Glitter Tray
  • Glue Dots®

Project Instructions

Step 1 Paint the star orange or your choice of color. Let dry completely.

Step 2 Brush Mod Podge® on the top left portion of the star and glitter with Fire Opal glitter. Brush Mod Podge® on the section below and repeat with the Fire Opal glitter. Tap excess off into a glitter tray. Brush excess glitter back into the container.

Step 3 Brush Mod Podge® onto the top right and sprinkle with cotton candy glitter. Tap off excess. Repeat steps with the bottom left side. Tap excess off into a glitter tray.

Step 4 Brush Mod Podge® onto the bottom right portion and sprinkle with Sugar Plum glitter. Tap excess off into a glitter tray.

Step 5 Let this side dry and then repeat steps on the other side of the star.

Step 6 Stack two colorful buttons and glue onto the center of the star.


Work in small sections with the glitter. Put paper down or use a glitter tray to catch the excess glitter and ease cleanup. Refer to photo to assist with project.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Marie Vetrano courtesy of Darice.