You will need:
red white and blue tissue paper (one sheet of each for each pom pom)
Lay your red white and blue tissue papers on top of each other.
Fold horizontally on the long side.
Cut into roughly 1 inch strips being careful not to cut through the folded end. Leave an inch or two.
Roll the folded end around the dowel all the way until the end.
Tape the tissue paper in place and to the dowel with a generous piece of tape. We used packing tape. It is best to hold the pom pom down at this point to keep the tissue paper strands from sticking to the tape.
Tie and curl some ribbon for an added visual interest.
Have a Happy & Safe 4th!