Recycled Cardboard Flag Craft for Kids

flag activity

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.

Materials

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • A paintbrush
  • A marker

How-To Steps

  1. Draw the flag design onto the cardboard rectangle.
  2. Paint the flag design with the read, white and blue temperas. Let the paint dry completely.
  3. Paint the outside of the cardboard tube white. If you have silver tempera, use this for the tube.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


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