Kids crafts tutorial

Constellation lacing cards for Firework Night

Halloween might be over for another year but we are eagerly looking forward to Bonfire Night on Thursday. We’ll be attending our local firework display (weather permitting!)

There are some really colourful crafts around to celebrate fireworks and the failure of Guy Fawkes. Last year we made edible sparklers which I can thoroughly recommend!

This year we made constellation lacing cards for Firework Night using a really fun Galaxy-X Duck Tape which is totally out of this world.

easy constellation lacing cards

Equipment needed to make constellation lacing cards
Roll of Galaxy-X Duck Tape
A4 card
center punch

How to make constellation lacing cards

I found a couple of constellations online and printed them on blank sheets of paper

I covered two sheets of A4 card in the Galaxy-X Duck Tape on both sides then cut them in half to make A5 sheets and transferred the constellation pattern on to each one using a center punch.


I left the constellation lacing cards and laces out for my 4 year old and he loved them. We looked at the pictures of the constellations and talked about stars and how joining them up makes pictures. He copied the constellations then made up his own! This is a fun activity which my 2 year old enjoyed too.

constellation lacing cards

Lacing promotes hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor, cognitive and visual perception skills and is also a really fun activity!

Constellation lacing cards


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    November 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    What a fun idea, I love lacing cards, my kids had hours of fun with them (so did I truth be told!) and the thought of pictures in the sky is so magical. Love it!

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    November 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    These are gorgeous and super fun! 😀

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