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  1. Cut drinking straws into small pieces about 1/2 inches long.
  2. Cut a piece of elastic about 3 inches longer the the circumference of the child's wrist.
  3. String straw beads (and other beads if using) in a red, white and blue pattern.
  4. Tie off end securely, leaving a short tail so end doesn't unravel.  To secure knot you can add a dab of glue.


  • Red and Blue drinking straws
  • White beads or white drinking straws
  • Elastic string
  • Scissors