Fourth of July Parade Stick Craft

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Celebrate July 4th with these glittery, star-spangled batons.
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What You'll Need

  • 8 to 10 sheets of newspaper
  • Transparent tape
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Craft glue
  • Shredded crinkle paper
  • 5-inch silver cardboard star
  • Star-shape foam stickers
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Step 1

Tightly roll eight to 10 sheets of newspaper (roll from one corner at a diagonal) and secure it with tape. Trim to about 20 inches long.

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Josh Titus

Step 2

Tape the ribbon at one end of the stick and wrap it in a spiral to the other end. Secure it at that end with tape.

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Josh Titus

Step 3

Glue crinkle paper and a silver cardboard star onto one end of the baton; let dry flat. Decorate the cardboard star with star-shape foam stickers.

Originally published in the July 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

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