Patriotic decoration
Besides flying the "Stars and Stripes" at your home on Fourth of July, you can make a patriotic decoration like this red, white and blue cone to celebrate the holiday. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT) MIKE CARDEW

Patriotism is defined as love for or devotion to one's country. A person can express that devotion in many ways, from defending your country by serving in the military, or if you are a child, by volunteering to make a difference in your community.

You can also show your patriotism with this red, white and blue cone. You can fill it with treats or just hang it for a decoration.

Supplies you will need:

Heavy, plain wrapping paper or butcher paper

White craft glue

Red and white crepe paper

Construction paper

1 gold pipe cleaner


Patriotic stickers






To make a cone, draw a circle 10 inches in diameter onto the wrapping paper. Decorate with markers. Find the center of the circle and draw a line from the edge to the center.

Draw a second line intersecting it to make a triangle that takes up about one quarter of the circle. Cut out the triangle.

Overlap the two edges that you just cut out to make the cone shape. Tape in place.

Make a medallion out of construction paper, crepe paper and stickers and glue to the front of the cone.

Glue crepe paper around the top of the cone and cover the top half with glue. Sprinkle on glitter.

Tape one end of a pipe cleaner to the inside wall of the cone and the other end on the opposite side.

Fill with treats.