Crafts

Make your own DIY flamingo straw

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

By Emily Piccinin

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.

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.

This article was originally published on Jun 10, 2014
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