Stellar Decorating Tip

Lesson #12060

Flat die-cut Stars can be turned into stellar 3-D Stars!

Grade Level:

Celebrate patriotic holidays with a 3-D bulletin board full of Stars that will stand up and out.

Create a 3-D display of stars that are easily made and will decorate a patriotic bulletin board.

14732-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Star #1B - Large A10181-Sizzix Bigz Die - Star
Adhesive, Scoring tool, Construction or patterned paper, Hole punch, Pencil, Ruler, Scissors, White pen
Adhesive, Scoring tool, Construction or patterned paper, Hole punch, Pencil, Ruler, Scissors, White pen

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut different sizes of Stars using various colors of construction or patterned paper.
  2. Using a ruler, draw a pencil line from the tip of each point to the opposite side of the Star where the legs come together. 
  3. Using a scoring too,l score on all the lines.
  4. Mountain fold on each long line, and pinch in on the shorter folds for a valley fold. This will turn the flat Star into a 
  5. 3-D Star.
  6. With a Star of a different color, draw the lines from the tips to the opposite sides, and cut along the lines. The cut pieces will layer on top of a whole Star to give depth.
  7. Use a hole punch to pierce the pieces or white pen, creating a patriotic look to the stars (Main Photo).
  8. Use these stars to decorate a classroom for Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, July Fourth or any patriotic holiday or theme.

National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
Achievement Standard:

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.


Social Science-U.S. History
NSS-USH.K-4.3 The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures who Contributed to its Cultural, Economic and Political Heritage

  • Understands how democratic values came to be, and how they have been exemplified by people, events and symbols.


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