I love Fourth of July 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 party wands. This is a quick, easy project that would be fun to make with kids.
This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am a member of the design team.
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.
Step three: While the stars dry, wrap dowel rods with the glitter tape.
Step four: Cut a piece of Hercules tape to wrap around one end of the dowel rod. Attach strings of metallic ribbon to the tape.
Step five: Glue the star onto the end of the dowel rod.
Your little shooting stars are ready for a patriotic parade or party! They would make great party decor, or even a fun cake topper, too. Happy Independence Day!