If you saw my Stars & Stripes 4th of July tablescape, you got a peek at my 4th of July star wands craft. My girls had fun decorating these at the dining table, and I think they’d be fun for making with your kids. Can’t you see them waving these wands at your town’s 4th of July parade?
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These are so simple to prep for the kids and will keep them busy decorating the wands.
P.S. You can change out the colors of ribbon and gem stickers and create these wands for loads of other party themes!
- Wood star wands
- Royal blue ribbon (1/4 inch)
- Blue gingham ribbon (3/8 inch)
- Red ribbon (1/4 inch)
- White ribbon (1/8 inch)
- Gem stickers
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon/fabric scissors
1 – Unspool the four ribbon colors together so you have a length that’s a little more than twice as long as the star wand stick. Cut the ribbon ends at an angle to help prevent fraying. (You can heat seal each ribbon end with a lighter if you like, but I didn’t find that necessary.)
2 – Find the middle of all four ribbons. Position that to the back of a star wand, and tie a loose knot around the base of the wand.
3 – Place a dot of hot glue where the star meets the stick, then tighten your ribbon knot.
Now, set your table with a star wand and stickers at each place, and let the kids decorate the wands however they want. Each sticker sheet has just one color gem, so encourage the kids to share their sticker sheets.