Kids can make a starfish craft that pops up to look like the real thing. Use the free starfish craft template and directions.
We love stars around here so naturally one of our favorite things that live in the ocean is starfish aka sea stars. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and textures so we have provided you with a free craft template to make a big, medium, and small-size starfish craft with your kids. We also show you how to take your craft to the next level by giving it texture and folding it to give it dimension, and if you want you can give it added color with paint. Each one will turn out amazing and is perfect for an easy and fun summer craft to make together.
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What Paper Did we Use to Make our Starfish?
We used sandpaper because sand and ocean crafts just seem to go together and because sandpaper is thick and strong. This way kids can paint it, fold it, and it will still be strong enough to hold its shape to make a 3D starfish. Of course I never like to overcomplicate things, so you can always try to use whatever paper you have on hand.
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Sandpaper Starfish Craft
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- Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch (We used sandpaper to give our starfish texture, if you don’t have it on hand you can use regular craft paper)
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint brush
- Starfish template
Cut out the starfish template. Trace the starfish out with pencil onto the back of the sandpaper. Now, if you don’t have sandpaper don’t fret because you can still make the craft, it just wont have the textured feel. I suggest getting some sandpaper and making the craft again at some point because it’s fun for kids to experience painting on different textures.
Cut out the starfish and fold the middle of each point of the star. This will make the star pop out. I think the starfish look amazing at this point!
Paint the star with acrylic paint. We used pastel colors, but your child can pick whatever color they fancy.
Once dry, the craft is done. Simple and pretty. We loved how they turned out. You can punch a hole and string them up to make a garland or place them on a table to display.
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