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Patriotic Decoration
By Angie Holden




Host:Jenny Barnett Rohrs

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project.


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Fourth of July, Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour

Materials needed:

  • Elmer’s® Glue-All
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ Brand disc (3 7/8” diameter)(or larger, or use Styrofoam™ wreath)
  • Material (cut into approx. 1 inch strips)
  • Ribbon
  • Trim
  • Yarn
  • Any scraps that are in red, white, and blue
  • Serrated plastic craft knife
  • Mason jar lid or other round object
  • Marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Chenille stems

Step 1:  Trace around mason jar lid or other round object in the center of the Styrofoam disc.  PARENTS ONLY: use serrated knife to cut out center of disc.  Tip: Use gift card to cut Styrofoam

Step 2:  Wrap 1 inch strips of material around cut disc.  Use glue to adhere end.

Step 3:  Start tying on various material strips, ribbon, yarn, trim and more.  Get creative and find items in red, white, and blue in your stash and scrap bin. Choose any materials that you like.  Attach the strips to the ring using a larks head knot.  Trim any excess length with your scissors.  After you have all of the materials on the wind sock, use the chenille stems to hang.

Larks Head Knot

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