Make a festive Christmas star craft with your kids using recycled cardboard and paper plate.
A parol is a traditional Filipino Christmas lantern. It symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem and is significant to Filipinos celebrating Christmas in the Philippines and abroad because it represents the cultural and religious aspects of the season. Making a parol can evoke a sense of connection to Filipino traditions, fostering a feeling of warmth and familiarity during the holidays, especially when you are away from home.
My boys are learning about their Filipino heritage, so this Christmas, we tried something new. We made colorful parols using paper plates and recycled cardboard. My boys had a blast coloring them. This craft helps them connect to our Filipino traditions and makes our Christmas special with a mix of fun and culture.
- Recycled cardboard
- Paper plate
- Solid paint sticks
- Colored paper
- All-purpose glue
- Glue gun and stick
- Cut a circle in the middle of the paper plate.
- Draw and cut star from the recycled cardboard, ensuring the star is slightly bigger than the hole in the paper plate.
- Color the sides of the paper plate.
- Color the star.
- Glue the star in the middle of the paper plate.
- Cut the tails of the parol from the colored paper.
- Create a fringe for the tails and attach them to the bottom back of the paper plate.
- Cut a small strip of colored paper similar to the tails and attach it to the top back of the paper plate.
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