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Masking Tape Resist Christmas Star of Bethlehem

Whether you’re looking to make special Christmas cards for family and friends, or brighten up the place with some home made Christmas decorations, this Masking Tape Resist Star of Bethlehem is the perfect craft for children of any age.
Luke was 16 months old when we first made this decoration and he has such a lot of fun getting messy and exploring the silky feeling of paint.

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You Will Need

  1. Masking Tape
  2. Paper
  3. Washable Paint
  4. Messy Mat (optional)

How To Make A Masking Tape Resist Star of Bethlehem

  1. For younger children, it may be useful to use some of the masking tape and secure the paper to the work surface – this stops it from sliding around and makes it easier for your baby/toddler to paint. Luke was 16 months old when we first made this craft. It may also be worth laying down a messy mat first.
  2. Using the masking tape, mark out the shape of a star on the paper.
  3. Get painting. Cover as much of the paper as you wish, but make sure you cover each side of the masking tape, otherwise the shape won’t show up properly.
  4. Leave to dry for a few hours, then carefully peel off the masking tape, being careful not to rip the paper.

Luke was a little hesitant at first, but soon got stuck in and used his fingers, hands and feet to paint with. This led to a big old bubbly bath that went very blue, very quickly!

We made a star this time, but other Christmas themed shapes you could try are:

  • snow flakes
  • ginger bread houses
  • Christmas trees
  • Snowmen


Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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