My Little Tin Star

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‘A tracing wheel is usually used in dressmaking, and haberdashery departments sell them’

Materials: drinks can, plastic coloured drinks bottle, fancy Christmas ribbon.

Equipment: craft knife, craft scissors, small star template, cutting board, hole punch, ballpoint pen ,tracing wheel.

Level of skill  

30 minutes minutes

1. Prepare drinks can – see preparation of materials.

2. Prepare plastic bottle –  see preparation of materials.

3. Using a cardboard cereal box make a small star template – see preparation of materials.

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4. Place template on the reverse side of flattened drinks can. Hold the template steady with your hand and draw around the template with a ballpoint pen. Cut out roughly then carefully cut around the outline of the star.

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5. Place the template back on the star. Trace the line 5mm from the edge of the star with a tracing wheel. Press hard enough for the tracing wheel dents to appear on aluminium star. This will help flatten the star as well as being decorative.

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6. Punch a single hole at each point of the star inside the traced dents.

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7. Lay the star template on the flattened plastic, draw round with a ballpoint pen. Cut out roughly and then cut carefully round the outline.

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8. Punch a hole in the top point to correspond with the hole in the tin star. Thread fancy ribbon through both holes joining the stars together.

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