Homemade Flags for the 4th of July
Here it is! Our first (and most likely only) July 4th craft. I have been thinking about trying this activity with my boys for a while and finally did it today.
To create these flags you need:
- white cloth cut into rectangles
- red, white and blue paint (we used acrylics)
- sponges cut into pieces and/or paint brushes
- wooden dowels
- hot glue
The first thing I did was show my kids a real flag that I had recently purchased. We talked a bit about the colors and design. My eldest said the Pledge every morning at school so he is very familiar with the flag and its meaning.
Cut the fabric into a rectangle. Any size will do.
Next, tape the fabric down onto the table or workspace. This will keep the fabric from shifting while your child is working.
Give your child the paints and sponges or paintbrushes and let them create. It was really fun watching how differently they went about creating their flags. Not surprisingly, my eldest’s flag looked like a real flag while my youngest’s flag had some of the elements, but was really just his own creation.
After the flags were painted and had dried, we used hot glue to attach a dowel to the left side of the flag as shown in the photo below.
And, now we have our very own flags for July 4th!
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