Paper American Flag

This flag craft has both gluing and painting, so my daughter had a blast with it.


Materials Needed

  • White construction/ Computer paper
  • Red and Blue construction paper
  • white paint
  • scissors
  • Glue


We started out by cutting a blue square and some strips from the red paper. If your child is old enough, just draw lines and let them cut. Cutting with scissors is such a great way to practice fine motor skills. I then helped my daughter glue on the stripes and the blue square.



After that, I dipped my daughter’s finger in the white paint and we added the “stars”. This was her favorite part.






14 thoughts on “Paper American Flag”

  1. Love the glue as stars great idea. I would have thought glitter or something but using glue is definitely less mess than glitter!


    1. As an early childhood educator, I saw so many children who had never really got to play around with paint or glue. So many important skills are formed with simple activities like this one.


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