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Paper Straws

Kara offers over 70 different straw types in a wide variety of patterns and colors. Whether your plans dictate a formal or casual occasion straws with a pattern is a lot more fun than common plain straws giving an extra flair of exciting pizazz and style.

Straws are great for a cool refreshers on a hot lazy summer day get together or drawing in the warmth from a soothing drink at a wintertime party. Straws make awesome party accents. View creative party ideas and uses for paper straws here.

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  • Red Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Red Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    1 in stock

    $3.25
  • Yellow Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Yellow Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    33 in stock

    $3.25
  • Lime Green Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Lime Green Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Aqua Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Aqua Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Blue Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Blue Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    25 in stock

    $3.25
  • Light Pink Diagonal Paper Straw | 25 ct

    Light Pink Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct.

    5 in stock

    $10.80
  • Light Pink Horizontal Stripe Paper Straw | 25 ct

    Light Pink Horizontal Stripe Paper Straw | 25 ct

    17 in stock

    $3.25
  • Hot Pink Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Hot Pink Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Purple Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Purple Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Black Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Black Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    39 in stock

    $3.25
  • Grey Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    Gray Horizontal Paper Straw | 25ct

    39 in stock

    $3.25
  • Red Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Red Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    4 in stock

    $10.80
  • Yellow Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Yellow Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $10.80
  • Lime Green Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Lime Green Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    7 in stock

    $10.80
  • Aqua Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Aqua Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    39 in stock

    $10.80
  • Blue Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Blue Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    20 in stock

    $10.80
  • Light Pink Chevron Stripe Paper Straw | 144 ct

    Light Pink Chevron Stripe Paper Straw | 144 ct

    $10.80

    Out of Stock

  • Hot Pink Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Hot Pink Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    13 in stock

    $10.80
  • Purple Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Purple Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    2 in stock

    $10.80
  • Black Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Black Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    $10.80

    Out of Stock

  • Grey Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    Gray Horizontal Paper Straw | 144ct

    4 in stock

    $10.80
  • Red Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Red Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    6 in stock

    $3.25
  • Yellow Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Yellow Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    19 in stock

    $3.25
  • Lime Green Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Lime Green Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    25 in stock

    $3.25
  • Aqua Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Aqua Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Blue Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Blue Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    11 in stock

    $3.25
  • Light Pink Chevron Stripe Paper Straw | 25 ct

    Light Pink Chevron Stripe Paper Straw | 25 ct

    $3.25

    Out of Stock

  • Hot Pink Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Hot Pink Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Purple Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Purple Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    $3.25

    Out of Stock

  • Black Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Black Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    21 in stock

    $3.25
  • Grey Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    Gray Chevron Paper Straw | 25ct

    $3.25

    Out of Stock

  • Red Chevron  Paper Straw | 144ct

    Red Chevron Paper Straw | 144ct

    $10.80

    Out of Stock

  • Yellow Chevron Paper Straw | 144ct

    Yellow Chevron Paper Straw | 144ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $10.80
  • Lime Green Chevron Paper Straw | 144ct

    Lime Green Chevron Paper Straw | 144ct

    $10.80

    Out of Stock

  • Aqua Chevron Paper Straw | 144ct

    Aqua Chevron Paper Straw | 144ct

    28 in stock

    $10.80
  • Red Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    Red Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    $3.25

    Out of Stock

  • Yellow Striped Paper Straws | 25ct

    Yellow Striped Paper Straws | 25ct

    37 in stock

    $3.25
  • Lime Green Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    Lime Green Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    30 in stock

    $3.25
  • Aqua Striped Paper Straws | 25ct

    Aqua Striped Paper Straws | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Blue Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    Blue Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    38 in stock

    $3.25
  • Light Pink Stripe Paper Straw | 25 ct

    Light Pink Stripe Paper Straw | 25 ct

    $3.25

    Out of Stock

  • Hot Pink Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    Hot Pink Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Purple Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    Purple Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    More than 40 in stock

    $3.25
  • Black Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    Black Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    3 in stock

    $3.25
  • Grey Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    Gray Striped Paper Straw | 25ct

    29 in stock

    $3.25
  • Light Pink Stripe Paper Straw | 144 ct

    Light Pink Stripe Paper Straw | 144 ct

    $10.80

    Out of Stock

  • Hot Pink Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    Hot Pink Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    5 in stock

    $10.80
  • Purple Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    Purple Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    11 in stock

    $10.80
  • Black Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    Black Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    $10.80

    Out of Stock

  • Grey Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    Gray Striped Paper Straw | 144ct

    $10.80

    Out of Stock

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Paper Straws Party Ideas

Recycling things into amazing new items is smart and people have made incredible new things from unusual items. Straws are being implemented into many useful and decorative new marvels. Insert a chevron straw into a Rice Krispie or marshmallow pops. Dip into chocolate, sprinkle with toppings and tie on a ribbon around the straw for a wonderful party favor treat! Insert a wood kabob stick into a chevron straw and then insert it into an apple for incredibly cute decorative caramel apples. For an added touch dip the caramel apple into colorful candy melts and "ta da!" you have a really party winner!

Adding a topper to a drinking straw can bring animation and a whole new element to a party. Straws work well for flower stems and pinwheels. Your imagination can extend to the endless possibilities with ideas from innovative and creative crafters who offer their inspirations online.

A simple straw can be made into delightful treasures or party favors for kids at parties. Cutting a slant on the end and a few holes into a straw can make a quick, fun whistle for a party favor for kids. Another fun party favor made from straws is launch-able drinking straw paper planes.

Patterned straws work well in many craft projects. One of the intriguing things you can make using patterned is to weave them into baskets or lamp shades by flattening the straw. Patterned straws that are glued together form a beautiful incandescent glowing lamp shade. Straws can be used to make elegant wreaths. You can leave the straw straight or simply cut off the end at an angle or bend the straws together to form wreaths that last for years.

History of The Chevron Pattern

The chevron design is a pattern that has been in vogue for centuries and is just as popular and "faddish" today. It is seen throughout architectural and interior designs as well as fashion statements. The chevron symbol resembles a roof top and is traditionally a mark of power, strength and protection. The knights throughout the middle ages carried the symbol on their outer garments and on their shields into battle. Many family coat of arms carry the insignia of the chevron pattern. Today, the chevron pattern is found on scout, police and military uniforms as a mark of rank, service and badge of honor. The chevron badge of the American Air Force is given in recognition of outstanding notable service. The zig zag chevron pattern will always be a mark of standing inspiration.

History of the Modern Straw

Straws have been around for centuries. One of the earliest known evidences of straws in found in a 5,000 year old tomb depicting two men with straws drinking from jars and in this same tomb archeologists found a real gold straw tube with precious blue stones.

Marvin Chester Stone from Washington D.C. is credited for inventing and patenting the first present day drinking straw in 1888. Marvin's father, Chester Stone invented many useful articles such as the cheese press and washing machines. Before Marvin made the first paper drinking straws people were using grass and rye straws which left an undesirable grass flavor in the beverage. Marvin thought there had to be a better alternative.

Marvin invented a machine to make paper cigarette holders after which he came up with a machine to automatically wind and swirl up paper straws. Marvin covered his straws with paraffin wax to keep it from getting soggy. The drinking straws became so popular that his factory was produced far more straws than they did cigarette holders.

Marvin Chester Stone was referred to as a friend of the working class. He provided his straw making employees with a large library, music room, meeting room and a dancing floor in their factory. Paper straws are a great way to add a unique feel and style to your party.

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