I cut some brown card stock into a rectangular shape, and -- given the width of my ribbon -- I figured how many stripes I would have. I was able to accommodate 8 stripes, so I cut 4 white pieces of ribbon and 4 red pieces for each of the girls.
I ran the strips of ribbon through my Xyron to make "stickers". The girls sorted through to find 4 of each color for themselves.
They did a good job of peeling off the sticker backing and alternating colors.
When we had our stripes down, I cut a freehand blue star that we glued onto the corner.
The girls were so proud of their creations!
And I love how they look on our mantle.
Later in the day, we sorted through our buttons to find red, white, and blue ones. I put glue on craft sticks and directed the girls to make a pattern. Once the buttons were dry, I glued the craft sticks on card stock. I don't have a place for this display just yet, but I love it, too.
These little crafts...along with barbeque ribs, baked beans, cole slaw, watermelon and a trip to the ice cream shop...definitely helped get us in the red-white-and-blue spirit!
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