Moon And Star Yarn Window Art {Tutorial}

My daughters recently created these beautiful crescent moon and star window art with cornstarch and yarn.

It was a wonderful project for little kids that was messy enough to be fun, but easy enough to clean up afterwards.

We are going to try doing it again during Ramadan.


Yarn cut into foot long strands
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Water
Crescent moon and star template on paper
Wax paper

Heat the water and cornstarch over medium heat to make it thick and translucent. Do this ahead of time so that it cools and the transport it to a big bowl with a wide rim.

A Crafty Arab Moon And Star Yarn Art Tutorial

Place wax paper on top of crescent moon and star template and cut the yarn into foot long pieces.

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Place the yarn into the bowl of the cornstarch glue to coat it. Pick up the yarn by the end and squeeze out extra glue by running it between two fingers.

A Crafty Arab Moon And Star Yarn Art Tutorial

Lay the yarn inside the template and keep repeating until the yarn fills up the moon shape.

A Crafty Arab Moon And Star Yarn Art Tutorial

Do the same with the star shape and then run a few pieces of yarn to connect the two shapes by running the yarn in and out of the two shapes.

A Crafty Arab Moon And Star Yarn Art Tutorial

Be sure to press the yarn flat to dry by adding another peice of wax paper for weight. Leave it flat to dry for at least three days.

Hang a dry piece of yarn from the top of the moon to a window cling and hang. Enjoy!

Check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more moon crafts.




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