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Fourth of July: Star-Spangled Wavers

Star-Spangled Wavers

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

These batons promise to be the stars of any Independence Day celebration.


  • Scissors
  • Pieces of red, white, and blue felt
  • Red, white, and blue ribbons (available at local craft stores)
  • Tacky glue
  • 3/8-inch dowel


Star-Spangled Wavers - Step 1

1. Cut a pair of 6-inch stars from red, white, or blue felt.

2. Cut a slightly smaller pair (ours were 4 inches across) from a different color of felt, and an even smaller pair (ours were 3 inches across) from the third color.

3. Use tacky glue to affix the stars to each other. Glue together the 2 sets of stars, sandwiching a 3/8-inch dowel between them.

4. Allow the glue to dry, then finish the baton by tying a length of red, white, and blue ribbon around the dowel.