Firecracker Flags

Show your stripes (and stars) with twirly paper wind socks.

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What You'll Need

Alison Miksch

What You'll Need

12-x-12-inch sheets of white, red, and blue card stock

Craft glue

1/8-inch hole punch

Star paper punches in several sizes

Twenty 10-inch strips of ribbon (1/4 to 1/2 inch wide)

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Step 1

Alison Miksch

Step 1

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.

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Step 2

Alison Miksch

Step 2

Punch out stars in various sizes from colored card stock. Flip white card stock over; glue stars onto rectangle.

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Step 3

Alison Miksch

Step 3

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.