Summer is about popsicles, hanging out by the pool, and decorating everything in patriotic colors. Last year, we made an American flag cake, but this year; Monkey came up with this super-easy flag craft all on her own.
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Super-Easy Flag Craft for Kids of All Ages
- White paper
- Crayons, colored pencils, markers, or other coloring devices
- 3 unsharpened pencils
- Clear tape
Create the flag design on the piece of paper. Use the ruler to outline a square in the top left corner of the piece of paper (laid out in landscape orientation just like a flag).
Use the ruler to draw 13 equal-sized stripes on the paper surrounding the square (I think our flag only has 12 stripes- whoops).
Color every other stripe red starting and ending with red. Leave the other stripes blank.
Draw 50 stars in the flag square. Monkey drew her stars by hand. Color the background of the square blue.
Tape the ends of three pencils together to make one long stick. Tape the pencil stick to the left side of the piece of paper. Now you have a flag on a stick!
Stick the other end of your flag into a garden pot like we did for festive decoration, or wave the flag around to show American pride!
My favorite part about this project is that it does not require the use of scissors. Monkey came up with the idea all on her own and was proud she was able to complete it from start to finish on her own. This project is easy enough for all ages and would be the perfect time filler for a holiday weekend!
What are your favorite easy flag craft ideas?
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