These are extremely easy to make. I used a hair band (bought at the dollar store in a pack of 6 or 8) and my flourescent flaggers tape (bought at Menards). All I did was tie the flaggers tape to the band and presto, I was done. Jeff Johnson had a different method for making these, so if you would like to read more about his method it can be found in his book Every Day Early Learning. You can find his book at www.explorationsearlylearning.com Once it is made the kids pinch the top of the band in one hand and the bottom of the band (where the flaggers tape is) with the other hand. Stretch it out and then let it go. It will go flying in the air. It takes some practice for the younger kids, but once they get the hang of it, you will see flying streamers everywhere.