Wednesday, June 19, 2013

4th of July Craft: Paper-Swirl American Flag




originally posted June 25th, 2012

 Here's an awesomely easy and patriotic way to craft your very own star-spangled banner with your kids!

Supplies:
  • Cardstock
  • Red, white, & blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe-cleaner (chenille stick)

Here's what you do:
  • First, draw the square and stripes on a piece of cardstock, like this (sorry it's kinda hard to see....):

  • Next, cut out strips from the red, white & blue construction paper. Mine are about 3/4"-1" wide. Make them as wide as you would like. :)
  • Roll the paper strips around a pipe-cleaner so they curl. To save time, we did like 10 at a time. (If you do a lot like this, you may need to roll each of them a little after you take them all apart--so they're smaller curls)

  • Once you have all your paper-rolls ready, put glue on the flag, one section at a time and place the rolls on the glue.



 Happy 4th of July!!

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