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Patriotic Parade Stick Craft

Patriotic Parade Stick Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Whether it’s the Inaugural Parade, Presidents' Day, a 4th of July celebration or any other fun event you attend, this patriotic wand is perfect for showing your pride.

by Amanda Formaro

What you'll need

  • 1 sheet blue construction paper
  • 24” strip red crepe paper streamer
  • 24” strip white crepe paper streamer
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Star shaped stickers

Helpful Tip:

To make a sturdier parade stick, try using card stock or poster board for the handle.

Get stickers from the dollar store or check the clearance racks at the craft supply or discount department store.

Allow children to be creative by decorating with other items such as gems and glitter glue.

How to make it

  1. Roll blue construction paper into a tight cone and tape closed.
  2. Cut each crepe paper strip into 3 parts of equal length. Next, cut strips in half lengthwise, creating two thin strips from each regular strip. You should end up with six strips of each color.
  3. Place a small piece of tape at the end of one of the red strips. Press the tape inside the top of the cone. Repeat this step using a white strip. Repeat for remaining strips, alternating between red and white, work your way around the top of the cone so that your streamers are equally distributed.
  4. Decorate strips and cone with star stickers.