Star Finder DIY with Xyron and Paper House
Star Finder DIY with Xyron and Paper House. Sometimes I get asked why I throw the parties I do, or celebrate as often as I can…and, it all comes down to memories. I remember my mom celebrating the first day of school with special cupcakes after school, and the last day of school with water balloons and silly string. Minor milestones were celebrated with as much fanfare as major milestones. Everything was worthy of celebrating, and the memories have stayed with me. I want the same for my own children.
One of my fondest memories was going to the planetarium with my family. I was born on the Space Coast of Florida, so Astronomy has always held a special place in my heart. I love to sit and look into space and dream. After our trip to the planetarium, I wanted to spend my days and nights looking at the stars. My sister was the same way, and to foster that love, my mom sat down with us and made Star Finders. It was such a simple activity, but it’s one I have done several times over the years with my own kids because it’s so much fun!
To make your own, you will need:
Empty Can with Plastic Lid
Drill and Bit (Or Scissors)
Begin by measuring your can; inside, outside, and circumference. I used my Cricut to cut the rectangles (for the inside and outside of the can) and the circle for the bottom of the can.
Once they were cut, I ran each piece through my Xyron Creative Station, and applied the rectangles and circle to the can. The stars on the inside, the wood grain on the outside. I trimmed the wood grain on the outside with some Paper House camping themed washi tape and a printable camping party circle from the Pineapple Paper Co for EPM shop.
The boys took turns “spraying” DecoArt Glow in the Dark Paint with a paintbrush into the can, while another one drilled a hole into the top of the lid.
We let the paint dry in the sun, and by the evening, the kids were able to stargaze until their hearts were content. These are fantastic camping party favors for camping parties too!