Make paper stars in red, white and blue, then string them together to make a garland for Memorial Day, Flag Day or the Fourth of July. Simply use different colors of paper to make star decorations for Christmas or other holidays. This project is great for family, classroom or group craft time. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials. With a little preparation by the adults or teen leaders, this project is fast and fun.
Precut paper blanks for the stars in equal amounts of red, white and blue. Each star is cut from a rectangle that is 4" by 5" or 6" by 7½". For best results, the blanks need to have straight sides and square corners. The sizes can vary a bit. If you want larger or smaller stars, just keep similar proportions—an 8" by 10" rectangle works well for a large star.
Punch holes in two opposite points of each star.
Cut a length of yarn long enough for the number of stars and where it will be hung—usually 4 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters.) Weave the yarn through the punched holes on the stars (children may need help here). A blunt yarn needle can make the job go faster.
Hang the garland using tape, tacks or whatever hanging material is appropriate for the surface being decorated.
That's it! Stand back and enjoy your creation.