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!