Crafts with Fifi: Make a Tangled Christmas Star

Fifi Colston has come up with this smart, simple craft to complete with your little ones in the final few days leading up to Christmas, inspired by The Christmas Tree Tangle, by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Sarah Davis.

Keep your hands and brain busy with glue, tape and scissors – and have crafty fun with Fifi: make a tangled Christmas star to treasure.

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1. What you need

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2. Download and Print the Template

3. Baking paper to trace onto

4. Pattern in glue

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5. Sprinkle glitter

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6. Shake the excess off

7. Tie it up!

Find out more about The Christmas Tree Tangle, by Margaret Mahy and Sarah Davis, here.


Check out more of Fifi’s crafts here!

Fifi Colston

Fifi Colston is a freelancer with fingers in many creative pies. She is a published junior fiction novelist, children’s book illustrator of more than 50 titles, poet and a long-standing television presenter of arts and crafts on firstly TVNZ’s WhatNowand then TheGoodMorningShow. Fifi is a veteran of Wearable Arts; a finalist and award winner over 26 years with 26 entries in show. She also works in the New Zealand film industry as a costumier, puppet maker and illustrator.

When she has a moment, Fifi visits schools and community groups, inspires budding artists and writers and runs workshops in creative process. You can find her at