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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Kids Craft | Show Me How by Mother Goose Club Schoolhouse

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Kids Craft | Show Me How by Mother Goose Club Schoolhouse


Let’s count them: two [two], three [three], four! Now let’s color our sticks, okay? Hi, I’m Rachel Hockett and I play the teddy bear on the Mother Goose Club. In real life, I’m a mom to two kids: Olivia and Riley. We love doing holiday crafts like this twinkling star. It’s a super-easy craft that’s fun and educational for kids. In this video I’d love to show you how to make one. [piano plays] [baby giggles] [piano resumes] For this craft you will need: craft sticks, you’ll need some glue, you’ll need some markers, some string if you want to hang it up, and you’ll need some decorations. Now your decorations could be anything that will glue nicely to the sticks, we’ve got some big sequins here we’re going to use for ours. And you can get all of your craft supplies at your local craft store, or online. Now be careful if you’re using sequins or small decorations if you have young children because my son tries to eat them, so watch out for that. Crafting is really fantastic for kids because when they’re doing crafts, they’re working their finger muscles. And those finger muscles prepare their little fingers to hold a pencil and write which is a very important skill for when they go to school. Okay, we’re ready to craft: Now, the first step is to pick your shape. You can glue four sticks together to make a starbust star Or you can glue five sticks together to make a five point star, or you can glue six sticks together to make a star of David. I’m going to make a starburst — so ill take four. Next I’m going to color my sticks yellow, my favorite color. Now younger kids might get tired after coloring for a few minutes and that’s totally okay. It doesn’t have to be perfect. That is the charm of kids artwork. You can help your child finish their craft if they ask you, or you can just let it be. Next, glue the craft sticks in the shape that you want. You can do this step for your kids if they’re too little. Then, set it aside to dry for a good ten minutes. Now, it’s time to decorate. For younger kids, you may need to do the craft for them up to this point. so all they have to do is glue on a few decorations. Just squeeze drops of glue, and add the decorations. Steps like this help to build your child’s fine motor skills. Those are the muscle movements that help little fingers pinch, pull, poke and sort. All done. Now, let the decorations get good and dry. And here’s a quick tip: while you’re waiting for your glue to dry, you can boost your child’s learning by asking questions and talking about the craft. Every bit of conversation that you have with your child will help your child learn new words and practice talking. Some good crafty questions are: What color is this, or, what shape is that? Or, how does the glue feel, also how many sequins are on that stick? Finally, if you want to hang your star, just glue a loop of string to the back. Now take a look at how this craft went for me and my kids. Let’s pick out four sticks, okay? We’re going to make a starburst [baby coos] one, [together] two, three, four! Good job! Now let’s color our sticks, okay? [starts singing ABCs] What color do you want to color yours Riley? [this] You want to color this? Good job! That’s wonderful and I love the colors you did. Mommy look. Oh that’s so beautiful! It kind of looks like the colors that are on an American flag. See? Red and blue. Star. A star, very good! Before you glue the sequin baby, we’re actually going to glue the sticks together. There you go, and wait a minute [wait,wait,wait,wait] One more dot of glue… [music plays] Thank you. Good job. Thank you for sharing. [music plays] That’s perfect Olivia! I love it. Can you find me a star shaped sequin? Give me… Give mommy a star. [music plays] [gasps] Oh my goodness! You’re so good, you’re so good! [baby laughs] [laughter] I want you to pick all of it… Like all the way across? Okay. All the way across from here to there… …to there… to there… to there… to there.. [singing] Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Yay! My kids loved doing that craft. And I love knowing that they got a chance to work with their fingers, that they used their fine motor skills, and that we had a chance to talk. So, give our twinkling star craft a try and show me how it goes. [laughs] Let’s take a look at some photos and videos of some families who tried this craft. [music plays] Wow, those turned out so great. Thank you to all our families who sent in photos and videos. You can send yours on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. Want more starry action? Watch our other twinkle videos. And hit us up with questions or anything in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe to be the first to know about our next video. Alright craft stars, start decorating and we’ll see you soon. You may need to do the craft up to this [razzes] Next, you glue the sticks together, That’s wonderful [gibberish] and I love the color you’re choosing. Aah You can choose Popsicle. It’s a popsicle stick. Pop… No, we don’t have any popsicles. It’s a stick, it’s a popsicle stick. [but… it’s a… please?] Those are the finger movements that help children learn to pull… This is blue let’s glue it on your star! Hey… hey hey hey, Riley? But is this blue? No. Yes it is! What? Riley, are you eating the sequins? Ri, give it to mommy, Give it to mommy. Thank you. Okay, alright, now: [laughs] [piano plays]

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