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Patriotic Wand

Create a red, white, and blue star wand to wave around during patriotic holidays!

Materials



1 Wood Dowel
Shimmer Poms
White Friendship Thread
Blue Fuzzy Sticks

Red Felt

Needle

White Zig-Zag Ribbon

Instructions



Step  1.

Cut out a paper star shape template.

Step  1.

Cut out a paper star shape template.

Step  2.

Trace the star onto 2 pieces of red felt.

Step  2.

Trace the star onto 2 pieces of red felt.

Step  3.

Cut out the felt stars.

Step  3.

Cut out the felt stars.

Step  4.

Carefully use a needle and white friendship thread to begin sewing the two felt stars together. Tie a knot at the start to secure the thread.

Step  4.

Carefully use a needle and white friendship thread to begin sewing the two felt stars together. Tie a knot at the start to secure the thread.

Step  5.

Sew all the way around the star, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the stars. Leave a tail of friendship thread on the other end.

Step  5.

Sew all the way around the star, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the stars. Leave a tail of friendship thread on the other end.

Step  6.

Insert a dowel into the opening of the felt.

Step  6.

Insert a dowel into the opening of the felt.

Step  7.

Wrap the tail of friendship thread around the dowel several times and tie to secure.

Step  7.

Wrap the tail of friendship thread around the dowel several times and tie to secure.

Step  8.

Thread a long piece of white friendship thread through a needle.

Step  8.

Thread a long piece of white friendship thread through a needle.

Step  9.

Carefully thread the needle and friendship thread through 5 of shimmer poms to create a garland.

Step  9.

Carefully thread the needle and friendship thread through 5 of shimmer poms to create a garland.

Step  10.

Secure the garland to the star by threading the needle through the corner.

Step  10.

Secure the garland to the star by threading the needle through the corner.

Step  11.

Repeat steps 9 & 10, and secure the garland to the opposite side of the star.

Step  11.

Repeat steps 9 & 10, and secure the garland to the opposite side of the star.

Step  12.

Tie a piece of zig-zag ribbon to the wood dowel.

Step  12.

Tie a piece of zig-zag ribbon to the wood dowel.

Step  13.

Wrap blue fuzzy sticks around a dowel to create a spiral, then remove.

Step  13.

Wrap blue fuzzy sticks around a dowel to create a spiral, then remove.

Step  14.

Attach the fuzzy sticks by wrapping them around the dowel.

Step  14.

Attach the fuzzy sticks by wrapping them around the dowel.

Step  15.

Your wand is now complete! Bring it to a backyard BBQ, play pretend, or use it as decoration!

Step  15.

Your wand is now complete! Bring it to a backyard BBQ, play pretend, or use it as decoration!

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