Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Crescent Moon & Star Yarn Window Art

Crescent Moon & Star Yarn Window Art by A Crafty Arab
My daughters recently created these beautiful crescent moon and star window art ornaments. It was a wonderful project for little kids that was messy enough to be fun, but easy enough to clean up afterwards.  We are going to try doing it again during Ramadan.

You'll need:
Yarn cut into foot long strands
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Water
Crescent moon and star template on paper
Wax paper


Heat the water and cornstarch over medium heat to make it thick and translucent. Do this ahead of time so that it cools and the transport it to a big bowl with a wide rim.
Crescent Moon & Star Yarn Window Art by A Crafty Arab
Place wax paper on top of crescent moon and star template and cut the yarn into foot long pieces.
Crescent Moon & Star Yarn Window Art by A Crafty Arab

Place the yarn into the bowl of the cornstarch glue to coat it. Pick up the yarn by the end and squeeze out extra glue by running it between two fingers.
Crescent Moon & Star Yarn Window Art by A Crafty Arab

Lay the yarn inside the template and keep repeating until the yarn fills up the moon shape.
Crescent Moon & Star Yarn Window Art by A Crafty Arab
Do the same with the star shape and then run a few pieces of yarn to connect the two shapes by running the yarn in and out of the two shapes.
Crescent Moon & Star Yarn Window Art by A Crafty Arab
Be sure to press the yarn flat to dry by adding another peice of wax paper for weight. Leave it flat to dry for at least three days.

Hang a dry piece of yarn from the top of the moon to a window cling and hang. Enjoy!

2 comments:

anandhirajan said...

woow fabulous creation
anandhirajan
http://www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com/

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

That's a beautiful moon! And the dandling star is a lovely addition. I'm sure children love making this project... working with hands and being a little messy. :-) This moon and star must look amazing in front of a window.

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