Patriotic Star Wands

Looking for a project the kids can do to celebrate the 4th of July and other summer holidays? These Patriotic Star Wands are quick and easy, and only require a few basic supplies – a perfect project for the little crafters in your life!

Image contains a wooden dowel with a felt star topper and ribbon around it to create a wand.

How to Make Patriotic Star Wands

Kids of all ages will enjoy this project, which you can also create with different colors to make a fairy wand or magician’s wand instead.


  • red, white, and blue felt
  • free star pattern
  • scissors
  • glue
  • wooden dowel (1/4” x 12”)
  • assorted ribbon
Image contains two red felt stars, one blue star, assorted ribbons, a wooden dowel, and a pair of silver scissors.


1. Cut your stars.

You’ll need two of the largest size, one medium, and one small. Here’s a free pattern you can trace for all three sizes.

2. Glue your large felt stars to the dowel.

First, I glued the dowel on top of one star, then glued the second star on top of it, lining up the stars so they match.

Image contains a red felt star with a wooden dowel on top, and Amy’s hand holding a second red felt star.
3. Glue your medium and small stars on top.

I chose to order my colors red, then blue, then white, but you can order them in any way you like.

Image contains a wooden dowel with a red felt star topper, and Amy’s hand holding a blue felt star.
4. Cut your ribbon.

I wanted my streamers to fall at different heights, so I cut each ribbon piece at a different length between 16-20”.

Image contains a wooden dowel with a red, white, and blue felt star topper, sitting on top of red, white, and blue ribbons.
5. Tie your ribbon to the dowel.

Put all of the strands together, holding them in the center. Wrap them around the stick and tie a knot. This should hold them in place, or you can also add a dot of glue to secure them.

Image contains Amy’s hand tying assorted red, white, and blue ribbons onto a wooden dowel with a felt star topper.

Now your wand is ready to enjoy! And don’t worry, even if you’re not a kiddo, you can still craft this project for yourself; these star wands look really festive when placed in plants and flower arrangements.

Image contains a wooden dowel with a red, white, and blue felt star topper and ribbon streamers.

Crafting Tips

  • When cutting your largest stars, fold your felt in half and cut both at the same time so they’re identical.
  • Feel free to add more decoration to your wand by using a button, glue-on rhinestones, glitter, fabric paint, or beads.
  • Try using a heart or other shape for your topper to create a different kind of wand.
  • Don’t have felt? You can also use craft foam or even scrapbook paper/cardstock to create the topper!

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of glue should I use?

Hot glue is a great, quick-drying option for adult crafters; fabric or craft glue is the safest choice for little fingers.

What age is this craft for?

Crafters as small as 3 years old can safely enjoy this wand. Younger kids will need more assistance, but even the smallest of crafters can help glue the star pieces together and decorate the topper.

More Patriotic Projects

If you enjoyed this project, be sure to check out these other fun and festive patriotic crafts.

Patriotic Star Wands

Total Time10 minutes
Author: Amy Latta


  • red, white, and blue felt
  • wooden dowel (1/4” x 12")
  • assorted ribbon
  • glue
  • scissors


  • Cut your felt into two large stars, one medium star, and one small star.
  • Glue the dowel in between the two large stars.
  • Glue the medium and small stars on top.
  • Cut your ribbon into lengths between 16-20".
  • Tie ribbon to the dowel.

If you and/or the kiddos in your life try these Patriotic Star Wands, I’d love to see how they turn out! Make sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so you can share project photos and we can all be inspired. Also, don’t forget to share this idea with a friend, and save it to Pinterest. Happy creating!

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