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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: CardstockScrapbook paper (or construction paper) red, white, and blue.Star stickersScissorsGlue
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!

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!

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: CardstockRed, white, & blue construction paperScissorsGluePipe-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!!

Happy Father's Day!