Recycled Cardboard Flag Craft for Kids
Get crafty in preparation for Flag Day! Your child can make their very own flag to hang outside the house or wave during a parade. This is an easy art activity for kids in preschool and up to try. And the best part is, this craft idea also teaches a valuable environmental lesson. Instead of using all new materials, reuse old carboard to upcycle your way to a brand-new flag.
- Cardboard tube from a paper towel roll
- Cardboard rectangle (reuse the front from an old cereal or cracker box)
- Red, white and blue tempera paint
- Clear-drying school glue
- A paintbrush
- A marker
- Draw the flag design onto the cardboard rectangle.
- Paint the flag design with the read, white and blue temperas. Let the paint dry completely.
- Paint the outside of the cardboard tube white. If you have silver tempera, use this for the tube.
- Cut a slit in the top of the tube. Size the slit so that it is at least half the length of the rectangle’s shirt side.
- Coat the slit in glue. Slide the cardboard flag into the slit. Hold the area tight, letting the glue dry. You can also set the flag down on a flat surface as you wait for the glue to dry completely.