99 Creative Star Projects {Resource}

We love making star projects, tutorials, downloads or recipes, on A Crafty Arab, ever since we learned the Arab’s 9th century fascination with stars.

This was 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.

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. I have also compiled a list over on the star project board on A Crafty Arab Pinterest.

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

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star

Arabic Newspaper Star {Tutorial}

Arabesque Window Cling {Tutorial}

Awesome Math Art: Transforming Ninja Star

Beaded Stars

Beautiful math stars – STEAM lesson plans

Chocolate Star Krispie Treats {Recipe}

Colourful Pom Pom Popsicle Stick Stars

Cookie Cutter Moon and Star Art {Tutorial}

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

DIY Little Fabric Star

DIY Star Garland Gift Wrap

DIY Star Message Board

DIY String Art Star

Easy Star Cut-Out Cupcakes – A Tutorial

Eid Curled Star Gift Tag {Tutorial}

Eid Green Slime {Tutorial}

Eid Metallic Star {Tutorial}

Eid Mubarak Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Eid Origami Star {Tutorial}

Eid Star Table Toppers {Tutorial}

Eid Star Washi Favors {Tutorial}

Falling Star Wall Hanging

Felt Moon & Stars

Folded paper stars (DIY)

Hanging Star Lanterns

Holiday Star Luminary Craft

How To Upcycle Jeans into Star Bean Bags

Khatam Cardboard Tube Gift Wrap {Tutorial}

Khatam Clay Coasters {Tutorial}

Khatam Collage Paper Art {Tutorial}

Khatam Fabric Magnet {Tutorial}

Khatam Jewelry Bowl {Tutorial}

Khatam Painted Cube {Tutorial}

Khatam Paper Garland {Tutorial}

Khatam Perler Coin Dish {Tutorial}

Khatam Ramadan Window Clings {Tutorial}

Khatam Shrinky Dinks Button {Tutorial}

Khatam Yarn and Glue Banner {Tutorial}

Kirigami Handcut Khatam {Tutorial}

Make A Magic Seed Star

Masking Tape Khatam Artwork {Tutorial}

Modular Money Origami Star from 5 x 1 Dollar Bills

Moravian Star Tutorial

Nesting Khatam Mobile {Tutorial}

New Year’s Eve star crown

Oil Resist Star Banner {Tutorial}

Origami 8-Pointed Star Folding Instructions

Origami Khatam Magnet {Tutorial}

Paper Moon and Star Thaumatrope {Tutorial}

Paper Plate Khatam Weaving {Tutorial}

Patchwork Moon and Star Post-it Art {Tutorial}

Patriotic Activities for Preschoolers

Perler Crescent Moon and Star {Tutorial}

Polymer Clay Moon & Star Bracelet {Tutorial}

Printable Mini Super Stars

Puff Paint Moon and Star Stamp {Tutorial}

Quilled Khatam Artwork {Tutorial}

Quilled Moon and Star {Tutorial}

Rainbow Star Transparency

Ramadan Moon & Star Bird Feeder {Tutorial}

Ramadan Moon & Star Paper Plate Decor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Moon and Star Podgeable {Tutorial}

Ramadan Star Shirt {Tutorial} Guest Post

Ramadan Sun Visor Decor {Tutorial}

Recycled Khatam Date Holder {Tutorial}

Recycled Khatam Gift Tag {Tutorial}

Recycled Khatam Paper Bag {Tutorial}

Repurposed Moon and Star Salsa Tray {Tutorial}

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

Simple Crochet Star Garland Tutorial

Stained Glass Star Cookies

Stained Glass Stars

Star and Circle Paper Decorations

Star Bookmarks Card {Tutorial}

Star Confetti Bookmark {Tutorial}

Star Expandable Banner {Tutorial}

Star Gallery Glass {Tutorial}

Star Garland Tutorial

Star Glitter Garland {Tutorial}

Star Light Star Bright Light Garland

Star Memo Center {Tutorial}

Star Paint Chip Earrings {Tutorial}

Star Pendant (Chain Mail) tutorial

Star Punch Art Bookmark {Tutorial}

Star sensory bin

Star Yarn Window Art {Tutorial}

Star Zakat Wood Box {Tutorial}

Stars and Stripes Cake

Straw Moon and Star Toppers {Tutorial}

Tissue Paper Moon and Star Decor {Tutorial}

Traveling Khatam Matching Game {Tutorial}

Traveling Moon and Star Tic Tac Toe {Tutorial}

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Craft

Watercolor Stars

Wood and Paper Stars


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.





I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.