Making a star out of rubber bands is not as hard as it seems. The hardest part about this activity is keeping track of all the rubber bands, so make sure you have a place to put them. You need about ten or fifteen rubber bands for this project.
With this tutorial, you will learn how to make a star with your rubber bands, and hopefully you will have fun doing it too! This is the perfect craft idea for kids who love to organize and sort things, and want to combine their love for both.
It’s also a great activity to do with siblings or friends who can help keep track of which rubber band goes where so that you don’t accidentally play with the same ones over and over again. Let’s get started!
Cut a piece of paper to fit the star base
First, you will need a base paper that is large enough to fit the paper you are using as the star base. You can use white paper or construction paper, but avoid cardstock because it will get wrinkled. Since this project doesn’t require a lot of paper, you can use a piece of paper that is about 8.5 inches (22 cm) x 11 inches (28 cm).
Next, you need to mark the corner of the paper that will be your star base. To mark the corner, draw a line from one corner of the paper to the opposite corner. This line will be a guide to help you cut the paper at the correct angle.
Print and cut out the pattern
For this project, you will need a pattern that has a star shape, with smaller stars in the middle. You can print the pattern onto a piece of cardstock or paper, or use a cutting machine or paper cutter to cut the pattern out. Make sure to use a paper that is the same thickness as your rubber band base paper.
For example, if your rubber band paper is 8.5 inches x 11 inches (22 cm x 28 cm), then you need to use the same paper thickness. Next, you will take your paper and rubber band base paper, and arrange them so that they are aligned with the pattern. Make sure all the edges of the paper are lined up with the edge of the pattern.
This might take a few tries to get the paper and pattern perfectly aligned. If you are making more than one star, you can stack the papers on top of each other to make it easier.
Wrap the rubber band base
To start wrapping the rubber bands, pick out a few bands that are the same color as your paper, and start wrapping them around the base of the paper in a clockwise direction. As you wrap the bands around the base, make sure to leave several inches of room at the top for the rubber band to expand as it dries.
Add the topper and tie it all together
Let’s finish up our star with the topper. This is the part that makes the star, so it needs to be just right. You can use any kind of decoration or paper to add the topper to your star, but make sure you have enough to add a few layers of paper so that the rubber bands can poke through.
For example, if you are using cardstock, you need to have a few layers of paper underneath so that the rubber bands can poke through. Next, add the topper to your star and gently press it down so that it is sticking out of the top of the star a little, but it does not want to poke all the way through the paper.
Play with your new star!
Now that your new star is complete, you can use it as a focus point for your activities, a decoration in your room, or just for fun. You can also use your star to keep track of rubber band pieces that you may have lost, or keep track of rubber band pieces that you need to bring to a party.
You can also use it as a decoration for your birthday party or other events where you may want to decorate with stars. The possibilities are endless, and the more you use your star, the more it will get used and loved by everyone who sees it.
It’s a great way to recycle items, and use up older items in your home too, making it both practical and sustainable. Now that you know how to make a star out of rubber bands, you can try other designs and activities with your star.
For example, you can use your star to decorate a birthday cake, decorate cupcakes, make ornaments, or even use it as a centerpiece on your dining table. The sky is the limit, so have fun with it!