Popsicle Stick Star Wall Hanging

It is fun and easy to make stars from popsicle sticks.  Glue them together to make a wall hanging or just dangle them individually.  We painted our popsicle sticks.  If you want a faster and less messy craft, you can buy colored popsicle sticks from craft stores.

You will need:

Popsicle sticks (5 per star)

Red, white, and blue paint

A hot glue gun

A piece or ribbon (for hanging)

A patriotic wall hanging
Red, white, and blue popsicle sticks

Step 1.  Paint the popsicle sticks.

Paint five popsicle sticks each in blue, red, and white.  Let the paint dry.  You can just paint the front and sides or you can flip them over and paint the back, too.

Popsicle sticks in an A shape

Step 2.  Make an A

Avoid making a warped star.  Begin by gluing three sticks into an A shape.

A red popsicle stick star

Step 3.  Finish the star.

Use the last two sticks to close the open sides of the star.  Allow the glue to dry.

A red, white, and blue wall hanging.

Step 4.  Make the wall hanging.

When all the stars are made and the glue on them is dry, arrange them in a line.  Glue them together.  Finally, add a loop of ribbon so you can hang up the wall hanging.

Each star on the American flag represents a state.  The original flag had thirteen stars, but more stars were added as states were added.  Today the flag has fifty stars.  Interestingly, five pointed stars were not always used.  Early flags sometimes had six, seven, or even eight pointed stars.

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