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How to make red, white and blue sun-catching stars
The American flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes. Each star represents one of the nation’s 50 states, and each stripe represents one of the original American colonies.
The colors of the flag — red, white and blue — have meaning, too. Red is meant to show the United States’ valor, white the nation’s purity, and blue represents justice.
Here’s how to make light-catching red and blue stars to mark Independence Day, adapted from The Suburban Mom blog. Ask an adult for help, as this craft requires the use of a hot iron.
What you need:
- Wax paper
- Parchment paper
- An iron