Tuesday, June 25, 2013

American Flag Collage Craft


Originally posted June 2012

Here's a really easy 4th of July craft that would be easy and fun to do with a group of kids.

Supplies:
  • Cardstock
  • Scrapbook paper (or construction paper) red, white, and blue.
  • Star stickers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Here's what you do:
  • On pieces of cardstock, draw a simple flag shape, with the square and the stripes (so the kids know what spaces to fill in with the different colors of paper).
  • Cut strips of red, white, and blue paper and then cut the strips into squares.
  • Set out all the squares in bowls on a table with the glue & star stickers and let the kids glue on the papers making their own flag collage!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Felt Build-a-Flag Activity



Originally posted June 29, 2012

This is an easy & patriotic activity you can do over and over.
My boys had fun building their own American flags again, and again....and again! 

Supplies:
  • Felt (red, white & blue)
  • Scissors

Here's what you do:
  • Cut out a rectangle with the white felt.
  • Cut out a small rectangle with the blue felt.
  • Cut out 3 long stripes and 2 short stripes with the red felt.
  • Cut out 5-8 (or however many you want) stars using the white felt, like this:
    • Draw a star on a piece of paper and cut it out.
    • Pin it onto the white felt and cut around it.
    • You can even do 2 layers at once if you have good scissors. :)


  • Put the flag together once or twice with your child so they can see what it's supposed to look like.
  • Then let them do it all on their own!


  • You can even take turns making silly flags putting the stripes and stars in all different places. :)
Happy 4th of July!


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!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!