4th of July Craft: Patriotic Wands (Craft for Kids)

patriotic wands

Here’s an easy to make craft for kids to celebrate 4th of July~ patriotic wands! Kids can have fun cheering with the wands during parades or use them to celebrate during fireworks!

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Materials:
  • wood dowel (We used 1/4 in. x 12 in. similar to these)
  • screw eye (We used 1 and 1/8 in.)
  • various ribbons

 

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Directions:
  1. Screw the screw eye into the top of the dowel. I was just able to do this using my hands. No tools needed!

 

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2. Cut some ribbon any length you want. (Ours were about 20 inches long.)

3. Thread the ribbon, one at a time,  through the loop and double knot it. (Lucy is at an age where she’s just learning to tie. I showed her how to hold the dowel steady between her knees while she tied the ribbon onto the hook.) 

 

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4. Tie as many ribbons as you’d like. On some of our wands we also added some star garland to give it extra sparkle!

 

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5. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. These are so cute! I will be sharing these on my facebook page later this month! The 4th of July is kinda of a big deal around here! :)
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  2. Sooo cute, thanks for linking up to Tot School Tuesday!
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  3. Adorable and so pretty! They remind me of having sparklers when I was little (with out the fire part) :-).
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  4. Those are super cute. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. We have lived in Germany since my youngest was 2 1/2. I was hoping to teach her about the 4th of July last year during our trip to Michigan. Unfortunately, the trip was cancelled due to her Leukemia and we were in the hospital. (She’s doing quite well now.)

    Anyway, in the hospital I asked her what colors were in the American Flag and she answered black, red and yellow. Oh……. she was so confused. Thank you for reminding me the 4th is coming fast and we need to make some flags.
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    • Thank you, Julie. I hope you all enjoy making them together! I have been following along with your blog. You are an amazing and strong woman.

  5. OOOhhh, this looks like so much fun!
    Tara from The Magnolia Barn recently posted…Healthy, No Bake Energy BitesMy Profile

  6. I love the patriotic wands. They are adorable and look like so much fun (as your great pictures prove!) Thanks for linking to Artsy Play Wednesday. I pinned it (http://pinterest.com/pin/94575660897852947/)
    Capri + 3–Theresa recently posted…Hands Across GenerationsMy Profile

  7. totally doing this in a couple of week!

  8. We will be featuring your post on a HUGE list of Rainy Day Summer Play activities on Share It Saturday this weekend! We will be sharing with all of our followers on our social media sites (including group boards and communities!!) Thanks for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!

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  9. What a great idea!! My daughter would love it. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
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  10. These are just gorgeous and I bet so much fun! I’m featuring these on The Sunday Showcase tomorrow.
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  11. These are so adorable! I wish I would have found them sooner, but we are definitely making them! Thank you so much for sharing :)
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  12. Great craft idea!! I posted a link to this on my blog about how to “Spend New Years Eve with Your Kids” It gives ideas for crafts, games, and activities to countdown to the new year. I suggested changing the color of the ribbons for a New Years Eve theme. Thanks!
    http://www.cindyscreativecuts.com/spend-new-years-eve-kids/

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