July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 6, Issue 11
Sea To Shining Sea (Webelos Aquanaut & Geologist)
Safety Pin Flag
11 Size 1 gold safety pins
33 red seed beads
28 white seed beads
20 dark blue seed beads
1 inch red plastic tape ½ in. wide
Duco cement (optional)
1. On five pins thread on red and white beads. Start with red alternate with white and end with red. Use nine beads on each pin.
2. On four pins thread five blue beads on first and then alternate red and white beads starting with white and ending with red.
3. Open a pin and thread on the nine bead covered pins stating with the red and white five and then put on the remaining four blue ones. Keep all the beaded sides forwards.
4. Using the tape attach the last remaining pin (backsides) together with the one holding the completed flag. Use the top pin to attach it to your shirt.
Red, white and blue string (or use cotton rug yarn or knitting worsted)
1/2" headless nails (brads)
Piece of plywood, 13 1/4" x 18"
Sand the edges of the plywood until smooth. Along each short side, draw a line about 1/4" in from the edge as a guide for inserting the nails. In the upper left-hand corner of the plywood, mark off an area, 7" x 8", for the field of stars. Hold the nails with pliers, and hammer them about halfway in, every 1/4" as shown, along the sides of the flag and the end of the field. You should have 52 nails along each side and 28 nails at the end of the field. Each strip uses four nails on each side. Begin by tying red string to the first nail. Bring the string back and forth around the nails, tying off on the fourth nail. Continue as above, alternating the red and white stripes. For the field, begin at the upper left-hand corner. Knot blue string around the first nail; string as before. Tie off on the last nail at the lower right hand corner of the field; Evenly space fifty 1/2" gummed silver stars on the field. When they are properly positioned, pick up each star with a tweezers, apply a dab of glue to the back and lightly press it onto the field. Glue metallic braid around the outside edge. Tack a sturdy cardboard or wood easel to the back.
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