After all, the 4th of July Parade is around the corner! It all comes down to having an idea!

Combine a Team
It’s a good idea to have teams doing specific tasks to spread the workload. Get a 1) Trailer Team, 2)
Creative Design Team and 3) Construction Team. Because this isn’t a project that comes along very
often, involve as many people as possible. Ask your close by neighbors or gather a group of friends
from other towns or neighborhoods to help.
Appoint a Head
Someone’s got to be the bottom line. There has to be a coordinated effort for the group. When
things don’t go according to plan, and that will happen, then someone has to be able to make a
decision about what to do next.
Enjoy the Experience
It’s hard when you haven’t done something before and don’t know how it’s going to turn out or even
if it’s going to turn out, but try to remember to have fun along the way. By nature, parade floats are
about fun and celebration. It should be that way through the whole process.
With a big group, you’re likely to have a wide range of interest and skill levels. To make it look good
and like everyone worked together keep a 1) limited color palette, 2) repetitive shapes, and 3) easy to
accomplish tasks.
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