I’ve been a military dependent most of my life, so the Fourth of July has always been a major celebration in my family, especially when living overseas. My most favorite thing about the Fourth of July is the parades. It’s so exciting to watch a procession of cars and bands while waving American flags. I thought it would be fun to add something to wave with the flag, so I made these patriotic parade wands. This would be a great kid’s activity, too! My three year old daughter made a few for herself and had a blast.
- Styrofoam Stars
- Dowel Rods
- Craft Paint
- Sparkle Tape
- Mod Podge
- Shredded Metallic Ribbon
- Hercules Tape
Step one: Paint the stars. I gently skewered them onto dowel rods so I could paint and dry them easily.
Step two: To reduce glitter “shedding” I do something very simple: mix the glitter with Mod Podge. I use about two parts glitter to one part Mod Podge, but you can mix it the way you like depending on how much sparkle you want.
Paint your Mod Podge/glitter mixture onto the star.
Happy Independence Day!
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!