99 Creative Star Projects {Resource}

The Arab fascination with stars began about the 9th century, when the first observatory was built in Iraq.  An observatory is a structure that houses tools to allow astronomers to study the universe around us.  While the Arabs were not the first to study the planets, sun, moon and everything else, they were the first to do it in an observatory with large instruments as a team solving scientific projects.


Many people don’t know that the original names for the stars were Arabic because so many were discovered and named by Arab astronomers. For example, some of the stars in the constellation Big Dipper, came originally from Arabic names.  The stars are known as al-Qa’id (Alkaid), Mi’zar (Mizar), al-Hawar (Alioth), Maghraz (Megrez), Fakhdha (Phecda), Marzqq (Merak) and Dub (Dubhe).


One of the other places that stars are most seen is in the crescent moon and star symbol on Arab flags.  The crescent moon and star were used in the flag of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. This lead to its acquired popular interpretation as a symbol of Islam that started forming in the 20th century. The khatam, or eight point star, is also very popular in the Arab world.


Here on A Crafty Arab blog, my daughters and I love to making star crafts and have done quite a few.   I thought it might be a good time to compile a list of all the Eid craft tutorials we’ve done here, plus a few more from some of our crafting friends over at Kid Blogging Network.


If the images came from my blog, I am able to include a photo, if a craft came from another blog, please click on the link to see it as I do not have permission to post those photos.


Be sure to go all the way down to our list to visit some of our other 99 creative projects we’ve created.




3D Paper Star Bowl

3D Star Cookies Tutorial and Recipe

8 Pointed Star Photo Frames

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star

Arabesque Window Cling {Tutorial}

Arabic Newspaper Star Tutorial

Awesome Math Art: Transforming Ninja Star

Beaded Stars

Beautiful math stars – STEAM lesson plans

Christmas star nature weave

Colourful Pom Pom Popsicle Stick Stars

Crescent Moon & Star Thaumatrope Tutorial

Crescent Moon and Star Straw Toppers Tutorial

Crescent Moon and Star Traveling Tic-Tac-Toe Tutorial

Crescent Moon And Star Yarn Window Art Tutorial

Curled Star Eid Gift Tag Tutorial

DIY Eraser-Stamped (Star) 4th of July Shirt

DIY Kids-Made Star Ornament and Math Game

DIY Little Fabric Star

DIY Star Garland Gift Wrap

DIY Star Hoodie

DIY Star Message Board

DIY String Art Star

DIY Wooden Bead Star

Easy Origami Paper Star Wreath

Easy Sparkling Star Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

Easy Star Cut-Out Cupcakes – A Tutorial

Easy Wire Star Ornaments

Eid Metallic Star Tutorial

Eid Origami Star Necklace {Tutorial}

Eid Paper Star Table Toppers Tutorial


Falling Star Wall Hanging

Felt Moon & Stars

Felt Star Clips

Five Pointed Origami Star

Fizzing Stars

Folded paper stars (DIY)

Free printable star templates

Glittered Glue Moon and Star Garland Tutorial

Handmade Christmas decorations : Silver Star ornament

Hanging Star Lanterns

Holiday Star Luminary Craft

How to DIY a Giant Wooden Star for the Christmas Mantel

How to Make a Sand Candle

How to Make an Illuminated Star

How to make Mario Star Rice Krispy Pops

How To Upcycle Jeans into Star Bean Bags

Khatam Clay Coasters {Tutorial}

Khatam Jewelry Bowl {Tutorial}

Khatam Painted Cube {Tutorial}

Kirigami Handcut Khatam {Tutorial}

Make A Magic Seed Star

Melted Bead Sun catcher

Modular Money Origami Star from 5 x 1 Dollar Bills

Moon and Star Stamp Tutorial

{Moon & Star} Cookie Cutter Canvas Art Tutorial

Moon and Star Gallery Glass {Tutorial}

Moon and Star Punch Art Bookmark Tutorial

Moravian Star Tutorial

New Year’s Eve star crown

Oil Pastel Resist Crescent Moon and Star Banner Tutorial

Origami 8-Pointed Star Folding Instructions

Patchwork Post-it Crescent Moon and Star Art Tutorial

Patriotic Activities for Preschoolers

Patriotic Star Cutout Firecracker Sandwich Cookie Tutorial

Pinwheel II

Polymer Clay Moon & Star Tutorial

Printable Mini Super Stars

Quilled Moon and Star Tutorial

Ramadan Crescent Moon and Star Podgeable Tutorial

Ramadan Moon and Star Tutorial

Rainbow Star Transparency

Ramadan Sun Visor Decor {Tutorial}

Roll a Star – Make a Word | Literacy Games for Kids

Royal Pumpkin Craft with Glow in the Dark Stars

Silver and Gold Star Piñatas

Simple Crochet Star Garland Tutorial

Stained Glass Star Cookies

Stained Glass Stars

Star and Circle Paper Decorations

Star Confetti Slime Recipe Homemade Sensory Play

Star Cookie Candle Holder

Star Cookie Cutters Ornament

Star Expandable Banner Tutorial

Star Garland Tutorial

Star Light Star Bright Light Garland

Star Memo Center Tutorial

Star Pendant (Chain Mail) tutorial

Star sensory bin

Stars and Stripes Cake

Super Simple Paper Stars

Textured Star Ornaments

Tissue Paper Moon and Star Decor {Tutorial}

Twig Star Ornaments for Kids to Make

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Craft

Watercolor Stars

Wood and Paper Stars

Yarn Wrapped Star Ornaments



To view more educational resources for children, visit these 99 Creative Projects:

99 Creative Moon Projects

99 Creative Sheep Projects

Or check out more tutorials on A Crafty Arab Pinterest.