Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-four and Colouring Stars

This is the fourth, and simplest, iteration of the December 1st star.

If you have run out of gift tags, or would like to make a last minute garland, print one —or more— copies of the Interlace Stars pdf and get out your felt pens, coloured pencils, and crayons. The star on the left below was coloured with felt pens. The other two were done with an old set of Laurentian coloured pencils.

Since the stars will be cut out after colouring, don’t worry if you go outside the lines.

When you have finished colouring, cut out your stars. You can make a gift tag by putting a hole through a point of the star and adding a thread or ribbon. Write your ‘To’ and ‘From’ on the blank back. If you would rather make a garland, thread the stars together as shown in the picture below. (I used white stars so you can see the green thread more clearly.) You can leave open spaces between your stars to make your garland longer.


Tomorrow may not be as busy a day for you as in past years. If you would like a quiet and contemplative activity to occupy part of the day, you might do some more colouring.

I have assembled a collection of geometric patterns. Here are details from two of the pages. The second one has bits that look a lot like Christmas trees.

Download Islamic geometry colouring pages and print on a suitable paper. You could cut pages from a large sketchbook to fit your printer. Just remember to adjust the paper thickness setting in your printer controls. The pages will fit both A4 or 8.5 x 11 inch papers.

If you would prefer to colour a mandala rather than an all-over geometric pattern, there is an assortment available for free from monday mandala.

Happy Holidays everyone!

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.
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5 Responses to Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-four and Colouring Stars

  1. Anne says:

    Thank you for this fantastic advent calendar


  2. Mary Ann Hickey says:

    Thank you so much for this labor of love! You are so generous to share all your wonderful ideas, and I am enchanted with the advent calendar you have put together this year. It has gone a long way to make this isolation bearable in what is normally a season of intimate gathering with extended family. Blessings for the coming year!


    • Byopia Press says:

      Thank-you for the blessings! I tried to put together some projects that might easily be done with minimal materials, knowing many of my readers are in some form of lockdown this Christmas.
      May the new year bring good health and better times for everyone.


  3. Pingback: Last Post for the Year and an Index for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020 | Byopia Press

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