Crafts

Make your own DIY flamingo straw

A vibrant dash of colour to dress any straw you stick into a summer-y beverage.

Flamingo Straw DIY Today's Parent July 201421. You will need pink cardstock, pink paper, a black thin-tip marker, a white pencil crayon, a straw, scissors and a hot glue gun.

Flamingo Straw DIY Today's Parent July 201432. Using scissors, cut out a flamingo silhouette from your pink cardstock. Leave a skinny tab at the back of the shape, long enough that it can wrap around your straw.

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Flamingo Straw DIY Today's Parent July 201443. Cut a long strip, about 1-in. wide, from your pink paper and fold into an accordion.

Flamingo Straw DIY Today's Parent July 201454. Bend your accordion fold in a semicircle, and glue to the flamingo silhouette using your hot glue gun.

Flamingo Straw DIY Today's Parent July 201465. Add details using your thin-tip marker and pencil crayon. Fold the tab on the flamingo silhouette around your straw, and fasten with your hot glue gun.