Patriotic crafts for kids ~ Simple American Flag Craft
Are you looking for a simple craft perfect for July 4th or Memorial day? Check out this simple American flag craft. It’s a perfect way to sneak in a little scissor skill practice, and create something adorable for your fridge. Plus all you need is 5 minutes and a few simple supplies. Love that!
Full sheets of paper can be tricky for little ones maneuver with scissors in hand. Often I will cut the paper into more manageable sizes, depending on the project. Although as you can see, this little cutie was doing just fine.
I also have a bin with scraps of paper, newspapers, old magazines etc set aside just for cutting. Some kids what to find pretty images to cut out, and others will be content cutting paper into teeny tiny pieces. Either way they are learning valuable fine motor skills that you want to encourage.
American Flag Materials:
- Red, blue and white construction paper
- White paint
The kids started but cutting long strips of red paper. They glued them onto the paper to make simple stripes. Then they cut and glued on a blue rectangle. Easy peasy. Finally the kids made stars by dipping a q-tip into white paint and dotting. Quick and simple!