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.