Independence Day is approaching, and you may be thinking of different activities you can do with your children, other relatives, or your friends. Maybe you want to sit down with the children and create something, or give everyone something to do at a July 4th cook-out or party. One activity you can do is the 4th of July flag craft. This craft allows you to make your own paper American flag. This craft is so simple and only takes a few steps, most adults and children will be able to make their flag with ease.
If you would like to make your own flag, then here are the materials and directions needed for taking part in this 4th of July flag craft.
Craft stick or popsicle stick.
Crayons or colored pencils.
Tape or glue.
1. Cut the paper to the size you want your flag. This may depend on how big the stick is.
2. Draw and color the American Flag on the paper. You can always draw the flag first with a pencil, and then go back and color it with crayons or colored pencils. You may want to be sure you leave space of the edge that you will be attaching to the stick, so that way you will still be able to see the stars and stripes if you end up folding the paper flag around the stick.
Remember, here are seven red stripes, six white stripes, and 50 white stars (the stars are over a blue background). You can also find photos of the flag in books, magazines, or online.
3. Take the edge of the paper (usually the left edge where the stars are) and put some glue on the back of it and on the stick. Attach the paper to the stick and allow the glue to dry.
If you would rather use the tape, then fold the edge of the paper around the stick and tape it. If you are using a popsicle stick instead of a craft stick, then you may be able to just simply tape the edge of the paper onto the stick without folding.
4. Once you have taped it on or the glue has dried, you will be done.
There you go, in four very easy steps, you have just created your own paper American flag. This is a great craft for children to do for the holiday, an art project to teach them about America, or just for fun. Use them as decorations or take them with you to July 4th cook-outs, parades, and firework shows. The supplies are inexpensive and the steps are easy enough to where almost anyone can participate.
Have fun with this 4th of July flag craft, and Happy Independence Day!