The Fourth of July means parades, and fireworks, barbeques, and backyard fun. Making your own backyard Star Parade is a great way to kick off the fun!
Making Your Parade
The supplies are simple: Crepe paper, paper plates, paint, popsicle sticks, and glue! We used red, white, and blue, to add a patriotic flair to our parade.
I used the paper plates we used as palettes when making our star spangled pennants, as they were already coated with red and blue paint (I knew they might come in handy). I cut a star out of each plate, and attached crepe paper streamers (2 red, 2 white) to a popsicle stick wrapped in crepe paper (at the beach, we have plenty of popsicle sticks!).
Then I glued the stars to the covered popsicle stick. Because I only had Elmer’s glue, I placed a couple of cans on the stars as they dried, hoping that the whole thing would then stick together at least long enough to have some fun.
We went outside and paraded – the kids, my husband, and I paraded around for my in-laws and my grandmother. My 4 year old wanted us to march to The Star Spangled Banner, which is really an odd song to try to march around festively to. We transitioned to a disco remix type of Star Spangled Banner, so we could move around a bit.
Predictably, the stars became detached, so we made star rockets and threw them up into the air!
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