Carbon Star Window Hangs PTOE

The girls and I came up with a little craft to go along with yesterday’s Carbon Star activity.

Here, the heart glitter represents carbon and the little glitter sparkles represent oxygen. They bond together and create carbon dioxide. In a carbon star this creates its red glow.


Whatcha need: sparkly chunky glitter glue, ribbon, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and a plastic lid.

Take the pipe cleaner and form it into a star then tie the ribbon onto the top of the star. Place your star on a plastic lid.


Squeeze a big glob of glitter glue into the center of the star.

Spread the glue into the star with the craft stick. Be sure to get the glue into all the nooks and crannies.


Set the star in a sunny spot to dry, or if you’re impatient, like myself, take a hair dryer to it. Add more glue if needed.

Hang your star in a sunny window for an added sparkle to any room!

Visit Carbon Stars for a fizzy fun experiment and visit sulphur, gold, carbon and riddles for more PTOE fun!

18 responses to “Carbon Star Window Hangs PTOE”

  1. Rachel@oneprettything.com

    You’re always up to something beautiful over here! I’ll be linking.

  2. Sofia

    Wow that is so cool my mom wants to try that.

  3. kristen

    Can I copy you? My little ones would looove this!

  4. nytesong

    What a fun idea. My daughter is crazy about glitter–we’ll have to give this project a try this weekend!

  5. Toni

    very cute and colorful, would be fun to thatin all kinds of shapes , I am thinking eggs for Easter maybe tommorow.

    Too many good ideas too little time.

  6. nettlejuice

    So cool.

  7. Anne

    They look beautiful!
    I love the glitter glue.

  8. Tara

    Glittery, sticky goodness… they’re lovely!

  9. Amber

    You are truly amazing.
    Oh and today i recieved a special parcel from a special lady…i believe it was you.
    Thank you….i LOVE the gingko…
    LOVE IT..thanks again….xx

  10. Shady Lady

    These are so cool!!

  11. Tammy

    Those are pretty…my favorite is the red one.

  12. Erin

    Very cool! We’re huge star fans around here. I love the whole idea.
    Peace.

  13. Peggy

    I love these carbon stars! You and your girls are totally amazing! I think you should come to Maine and go camping with my girls and me, and you three can teach us a million things!

  14. Erin

    Yay for glittery glue & Carbon stars!

  15. dongdong

    That is pretty. You seem to have a lot of art supplies on hand. Every time, I look through my craft book, I always find few items missing and therefore wait on it and then inevitably I forget.

  16. Sam

    That is so cool! I love how the sun shines through them.

  17. Melanie

    looks like a lot of fun whilst learning. best way to learn!

  18. Joy

    Those are so cute! I’ll bet your girls had fun making them. I know my daughter would love them. :)