One of sweet girl's gifts was a mama made patriotic wand.
The husband thought I was crazy. He didn't think she'd be into a wand.
But she loves it! She has carried it for hours!
I think Family Fun posted a version of these ages ago. PATTERN HERE. You can make it out of paper, ribbon and a dowel or do as I did, and use felt. I made mine double sided, but you also could just do one side.
Mine is hand stitched, but you can use a machine. I stitched white onto red, red onto blue and then sewed the two sides together, leaving a gap at the bottom. I hot glued 8 inch ribbons onto a 12 inch dowel. Then I hot glued the felt onto the stick. Easy!