Nothing says America like an American flag. What better way to show your patriotic spirit on the Fourth of July than by proudly displaying the Stars and Stripes? There are a variety of American Flag crafts you and/or your children can make to help you decorate and show your American pride and spirit this Independence Day.
Five Easy and Fun To Make American Flag Craft Projects
American Flag Windsock
This cute American flag windsock looks great hanging from a porch or in a window. Its super easy to make and proudly shows your patriotic spirit.
White and blue construction paper
Red and white crepe paper streamers
Yarn or ribbon
1. Use the pencil and ruler to draw a 12 inch by 6 inch rectangle on the blue construction paper.
2. Draw several 1-2 inch stars on the white paper.
3. Cut the stars out.
4. Glue the stars to the blue rectangle.
5. Cut several 12 inch strips of red and white crepe paper and glue side by side on the bottom of the longest side of the blue rectangle.
6. Allow to dry.
7. Bring the short sides of the blue rectangle together to form a cylinder and staple together.
8. Use the hole punch to punch one hole on the top of opposite sides of the cylinder.
9. Thread a piece of yarn or ribbon through the holes and knot to make a hanger.
10. Display by either hanging on a porch or in a window.
American Flag Fan
An American flag inspired fan is a great way to show your American pride and stay cool while watching a parade or fireworks on the Fourth of July.
White poster board
White puff paint
Red and blue markers or crayons
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Large wood craft stick or paint stirrer
1. Use a pencil and the ruler to draw a 5 inch by 8 inch rectangle on the white poster board.
2. Draw a 3 inch by 3 inch square in the left corner of the rectangle.
3. Use the ruler to draw thirteen stripes on the white poster board.
4. Color the square shape blue.
5. Color seven alternating stripes red and leave six white.
6. Use The markers to write I Love The USA or Happy Fourth of July on the back of the white poster board.
7. Hot glue a large craft stick or a wooden paint stirrer in the center of the side of the poster board that has the writing on it.
8. Use the white puff paint to make several stars on the blue square.
9. Allow to dry
10. Use as a fan to keep cool.
Quilted American Flag
Reminiscent of an old fashioned quilt this Quilted American Flag is actually made from scraps of paper instead of fabric.
White poster board
Black Sharpie marker
1. Look through the magazines and cut out 1 inch by 1 inch squares of pictures or ads that are red, white or blue. Make sure no words or other colors are in the pieces that you cut out.
2. Use the pencil and ruler to draw a 12 inch by 6 inch rectangle on the white poster board.
3. Draw a 4 inch by 4 inch square in the left corner of the rectangle
4.. Use the ruler to draw thirteen stripes on the white poster board.
5. Place the red magazine squares on the top stripe completely covering it.
6. Place the white magazine squares on the next stripe completely covering it.
7. Alternate the red and white stripes until all the stripes on the poster board are completely covered.
8. Cover the square shape with blue squares.
9. Cut out a few stars from magazine pictures that have white in them.
10. Glue the stars to the blue square.
11. Allow to dry.
12. Use the black marker to draw small stitch marks like you would see on a quilt.
Hand prints American Flag
This cute flag is created using hand prints and adds a personal touch to your red, white and blue decorations. Because of the amount of traced hands needed to complete this project it makes a great craft to do with a large group.
Red, white and blue construction paper
White poster board
1. Trace around a child’s hand several times on red, white and blue construction paper.
2. Stack several sheets of construction paper under each paper that has the traced hands on it.
3. Hold together and cut out.
4. Draw a large square in the corner of the white poster board.
5. Cover the square by gluing several blue hand prints in the square, completely covering the area.
6. Starting at the top of the poster board glue the red hand prints palm to finger tip in a row across the poster board to make a red stripe.
7. Next glue the white hand prints palm to finger tip in a row across the poster board to make a white stripe.
8. Alternate between red and white stripes until the poster board is completely covered.
9. Dip the child’s thumb in white paint and press on the blue square to represent stars on the flag.
Craft Foam American Flag
Young children will love making this cute foam flag to wave at a parade or fireworks show.
Red, white and blue craft foam
Small Wooden red, white or blue pencil ( unsharpened)
White puff paint
1. Cut a large rectangle shape out of the white craft foam.
2. Cut a small square out of blue craft foam.
3. Cut several thin red strips of foam to represent the stripes on the flag.
4. Glue the blue foam square in the top left of the white rectangle.
5. Glue the red stripes on the white rectangle.
6. Cut of an excess red foam.
7. Use the hole punch to punch a hole at the top, middle and bottom left hand side of the flag.
8. Thread a pencil through the holes.
9. Use puff paint to draw stars on the blue square.
10. Allow to dry.
11. Wave by holding on to bottom of the pencil.