For students who couldn't handle the complicated instructions of the Moravian star, I taught them create curls of Braille by rolling it around dowels and pencils. Some of these, like the stars were dusted with gold spray paint.
Left over Brailed paper from the magazine was cut into quarter or half inch strips to create quilled ornaments. These ornaments make tactile images of hearts, flowers, angels, birds, snowflakes and snowmen, once glued to cut up plastic covers to Braille books. There were also Braille beads that students strung to make words like "Joy" and "Peace," but we ran out of the letter beads we needed after a handful of ornaments. For the tree topper, I made a large Moravian Star using poster board cut lengthwise in 2" wide strips. Two strips were glued together and folded in half.
While we were at the museum we checked out the art exhibits, the mini zoo, the artists workshop and science center for lots of hands on fun. After a picnic lunch we made it back to the school for the second half the day, with our hearts full of early Christmas cheer.