Does anyone else have memories of going to a 4th of July parade and waving around those small American flags with the gold pointy end? Boy I sure do! On our blog today we have an upgrade to those little flags with our 4th of July Ribbon Wand.
I can just imagine seeing a bunch of these being waved around. What a brightly colored display!
The instructions below are written to include using a hot glue gun so this craft is more suited towards older children and not toddlers or pre-schoolers.
12” Wooden dowels from craft store, blue and white Acrylic paint, 1” rolls of Satin ribbon: 2 blue, 2 red, and 2 white, thin bristle paint brush, foam brush, and a hot glue gun.
Let’s start by taking the foam brush and painting the wood dowels with the blue paint. You can leave one end of the dowel unpainted since the ribbon will be there. Let completely dry.
With the thin bristle brush, paint white star bursts on the dowel.
Let completely dry.
Cut the ribbon into 20″ strips keeping the three colors in separate piles.
Fold the ribbon in half and loop it around the end of the wand where you didn’t paint. Pull the ends through and the loop and tighten.
Loop three rows of blue ribbon and then finish with alternating the red and white ribbons. Take the glue gun and secure the ribbon to the wood dowel.
Now you are ready to wave your country patriotism with your 4th of July Ribbon Wand!
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