Today we have found 6 Matariki star crafts. Matariki also called the Pleiades is a group of stars which signals the Māori New Year which is commonly celebrated in New Zealand. The group of starts rises in New Zealand’s midwinter during June. In recent years Matariki has become a way to celebrate Maori culture and brings together all New Zealanders in a celebration of people, culture, language, spirituality and history. Matariki is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. For more information on Matariki click here.
Update: We have created a FREE Matariki printable for you to download and use.
6 Matariki Star Crafts
1. Star Weaving
Star weaving is a fun craft for school-age children. Also available over at Christchurch Libraries are some great Matariki coloring pages.
2. Star Messages
This is a lovely Matariki star idea where children have written messages for people they love and the great things they have been doing. A great reminder of what is important in life. Visit The Forever Years to read more.
3. Paper Matariki 8-Point Star
It is easy to make a beautiful Matariki 8-point star. They are perfect for decorating any room!
4. Wood & Paper Stained Glass Stars
Aren’t these stars beautiful! They will look stunning hanging from any window. Click here to find out how to make them.
5. Flax Star
Weave your own beautiful flax star or harakeke whetu. Click here to read the full tutorial.
6. Matariki Star Pattern Drawing
Draw a star then fill will patterns to create an amazing star drawing. This is a great Matariki start craf for all ages! Source photo here.