Kids can make a textured starfish craft that pops out to look like the real thing using our free craft template.
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!
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Sandpaper Starfish Craft
- 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 (Available to download towards the end of this post with printable directions)
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.