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

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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.

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

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14 responses to “Paper American Flag”

  1. Doing craft projects with my kids bring me joy mostly because I am not crafty and only follow their leads.

  2. What a cute little project! This is perfect for the kiddos to make on the 4th of July!

  3. What a cute little project. I bet my nieces and my nephew would have so much fun with this too!

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

    • It was actually white paint, but glue and glitter would totally work. My daughter is only a year and a half old, so we tend to avoid glitter right now.

  5. awww so cute! I miss just playing with paper, paint and glue. We all need to get back to being that creative child where everything is imperfect

    • 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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