Kids love creating crafts during the summer months and not only does it keep them busy, but we can easily add fun crafts that can also signify important moments of history. This easy Paper Plate American Flag Craft can be used to celebrate the 4th of July and even Memorial Day.
I great teachable moment for your kids to learn about our history. If your kids are young like mine and love crafts it’s definitely something that will interest them.
I think my girls were amazed mostly about the stars and how it represents each state in the United States. I love creating art work with my girls that also teaches them. Not only does this capture their attention on the lesson, but they can also picture it.
Materials needed to create your own Paper Plate American Flag:
- Paper plate
- Red, white, and blue paint
- Paint brushes
Step One: For younger kids you may want to draw the lines and help them by marking where each color will go. Older kids won’t need it.
Step Two: Paint a blue rectangle in the upper left hand corner of your plate.
Step Three: Paint on six red stripes and then leave the white as is or you could paint it with white paint if you wish.
Step Four: When your blue rectangle has dried, Use a q-tip dipped in white paint to create your stars.
Tip: A great way to clean off red paint on stripes is to use a baby wipe. This will help your red lines appear straighter.
My girls really enjoyed this craft, although it was very easy to create. They make the best 4th of July and Memorial Day decorations too!
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
If you’re looking for some more Patriotic Celebration Ideas or Crafts check out my 4th of July Pinterest Board below or my 15 Patriotic Crafts for Kids.
How will you be celebrating our Independence today?