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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4th of July Star Mobile Craft

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This 4th of July Star mobile craft is recycled from a cereal box. You'll have loads of fun doing it.

Materials:
  •  cereal box
  • red and blue paint, brushes
  • glitter(or red and blue paint with glitter)
  • newspaper
  • pencil
  • star templates
  • scissors
  • exacto knife
  • hole punch
  • red, white, and blue ribbon
  • glue
  • clothespins

Directions:

  1. Completely cut apart a cereal box. Cut off and discard the top and bottom flaps. The front and back panels will be used to make the stars. The side panels the top ring.
  2. Lay down newspaper. Paint the blank side of the front and back panels blue and sprinkle on glitter. Paint the blank side of the side panels red and sprinkle with glitter. Or use glitter paint. Allow to dry.
  3. Trace big and small stars on the printed side of the blue panels and along the red panels.
  4. Cut out the blue stars with scissors. Discard the excess.
  5. Cut out the red stars with an exacto knife.
  6. Glue the 2 red side panels together to make a ring. Secure with clothespins.
  7. Cut different lengths of ribbon. Sandwich the ribbon between 2 stars of the same size with glue.
  8. Punch holes around the bottom of the irng and tie the stars.
  9. Punch holes around the top and tie ribbon to hang up the 4th of July mobile.



Source: 4 Crazy Kings

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