My recycling efforts have merged with Laurel’s love of painting to create easy and pretty holiday décor: paper glitter stars.
When Laurel paints, we use small paper plates to hold the colors (she can’t be trusted with entire bottles…). She’s a one color-per-plate kind of girl and when we recently used glitter paints, I decided to save the plates since they were so sparkly and pretty. After the paper plates dried, I flattened them under a stack of books. Yesterday, I cut star shapes, punched a hole in the top, and strung the stars up to a curtain rod with curling ribbon (click image to enlarge). Cutting and hanging the stars took all of 10 minutes, and Laurel loves seeing her artwork up, and pointing out all the different colors.
More of Laurel’s paper stars likely will adorn our Christmas tree, saving us from the inevitable disastrous interaction of curious toddler + fragile ornaments.