These colorful stars are sure to brighten your home for the holidays.

Beaded star ornament
Credit: Heather Weston

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Straws
  • Scissors
  • Beads
  • 3 chenille stems
  • Paper
  • Colored ribbon

Make It:

1. Cut straws into 1/4" and 1/2" segments.

2. Thread beads and straw segments onto one chenille stem, leaving about 3/4" on either side.

3. When complete, twist one end to the end of another stem and continue beading. Repeat with a third stem.

4. Draw a 6" star on a piece of paper and use as a guide to bend the now long chenille stem into a star. Twist the last two ends together and attach ribbon to hang.

Originally published in the December 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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