These batons promise to be the stars of any Independence Day celebration.
Cut a pair of 6-inch stars from red, white, or blue felt.
Cut a slightly smaller pair (ours were 4 inches across) from a different color of felt, and an even smaller pair (ours were 3 inches across) from the third color.
Use tacky glue to affix the stars to each other. Glue together the 2 sets of stars, sandwiching a 3/8-inch dowel between them.
Allow the glue to dry, then finish the baton by tying a length of red, white, and blue ribbon around the dowel.