12-x-12-inch sheets of white, red, and blue card stock
1/8-inch hole punch
Star paper punches in several sizes
Twenty 10-inch strips of ribbon (1/4 to 1/2 inch wide)
Cut white card stock into two 6-x-12-inch rectangles. Along the 12-inch side of one rectangle, measure and punch a hole at 4 inches, at 8 inches, and at 11 1/2 inches. Glue ribbon strips along the opposite side.
Punch out stars in various sizes from colored card stock. Flip white card stock over; glue stars onto rectangle.
Roll rectangle until one edge meets, but does not overlap, the first hole. Glue edges together, press firmly, and let dry. Thread cord through holes and hang.
You're all done -- so let that flag fly high!
Copyright 2007. Reprinted with permission from the July 2007 issue of Parents magazine.