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Festive Flags

What You’ll Need:

  • 12″x12″ sheets of red, white, and blue cardstock
  • Craft glue
  • 1/8″ hole punch
  • Starpaper punches in several sizes
  • Twenty 10″ strips of ribbon (1/4″ to ½” wide)
  • Cord or twine

Make It: Cut white cardstock into two 6″x12″ rectangles. Along the 12″ side of one rectangle, measure and punch a hole at 4″, at 8″, and at 11 ½”. Glue ribbon strips along the opposite side. Punch out stars in various sizes from colored cardstock. Flip white cardstock over; glue stars onto rectangle. Roll rectangle until one edge meets, but does not overlap, the first hole. Glue edges together, press firmly, and let dry. Thread cord through holes and hang.


Fourth of July Parade Stick Craft

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

Make it: 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. 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.


Flowery Flags

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 coffee filters
  • Red and blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Chenille stem
  • Bobby pin or rubber band

Make It: Paint the inside of a filter red and another blue. You only have to coat the ruffled edges of the filter. Let dry. Stack 3 filters and puncture the center with a chenille stem. Wind 1″ of the chenille stem in a knot in the inside of flower. Bunch filters in back and wrap 2″ of stem around them tightly to secure. Fluff the coffee-filter layers to form a flower and attach it to a bobby pin or a rubber band using the chenille stem.


If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Silver Spring, MD, please call the friendly staff at Philia Care today at 202-607-2525.