15 minute Craft planner
Beware of allergies - make sure it is safe for the children in your group to handle and taste the food used in this activity.
You will need:
Star-shaped cutters – cutters of different sizes would work particularly well
Margarine spread or similar (dairy-free spreads are available)
Black sheets of paper
Sheets of cardboard such as cereal box card or paper plates
‘These stars were created by…’ textboxes (see Printables)
Clean tea strainers
Two or three of the following: cinnamon, icing sugar, powdered drinking chocolate, coloured sugar strands and/or chocolate ‘hundreds and thousands’
Sparkly ‘hundreds and thousands’
How to prepare:
Before the session print enough textboxes for one per child. For younger children you may want to cut out the textboxes before the session. Make sample stars so that the children know what they are making.
How to make:
1. Use the star cutters to cut out stars of various sizes. Place the bread stars on your paper plate. Place the largest star and the sparkly ‘hundreds and thousands’ to one side.
2. Use the dinner knives to spread a little margarine carefully on each star. Use the tea strainer to dust the stars carefully with your chosen toppings or shake ‘sprinkles’ on to the stars.
3. Arrange your stars on a sheet of black paper. Place the paper on top of a paper plate or a piece of cardboard.
4. Finally sprinkle the largest star with the sparkly ‘hundreds and thousands’ and add it to your black paper. Write your name on the textbox and clip it to the paper using a paperclip.
Alongside this craft teach the Bible story...