Patriotic Baton Craft for Kids

These easy-to-make, kid-friendly batons will add an extra spark to your Independence Day celebration.


What You'll Need

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  • Eight to ten sheets of newspaper (for each baton)
  • Transparent tape
  • Scissors
  • Red ribbon
  • Crafts glue
  • Shredded crinkle paper
  • 5-inch silver cardboard star
  • Star-shape foam stickers

How to Make It

1. Tightly roll a stack eight to ten sheets of newspaper (roll from one corner on a diagonal) and secure with tape. Trim to about 20 inches long.

2. Tape the red ribbon at one end of the stick and wrap it in a spiral to the other end; secure with tape.

3. Glue crinkle paper and a silver cardboard star onto one end of the baton; let dry flat.

4. Adhere star-shape foam stickers to the cardboard star.

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