American Flag

American Flag

Difficulty: Easy

Create your own waving flag, and learn about US history. This project is a perfect way to celebrate Flag Day, Independence Day, Patriot Day, Election Day, Veteran's Day, Bill of Rights Day, National Freedom Day, Armed Forces Day or Memorial Day!

Products Used:

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Other Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Black Marker or Pen

Project Steps:

  1. Step 1:

    Measure and cut the pieces you’ll need:

    • One 8” x 12” Red construction paper
    • One 4” x 6” Blue construction paper
    • Seven ½” x 12” Red strips
    • Six ½” x 12” White strips


  2. Step 2:

    Write words relating to America on each Red and White strip. Discuss and/or define the words written on the flag. This example uses:

    • Independence Day
    • Freedom
    • Liberty Bell
    • America
    • Thomas Jefferson (T. Jefferson)
    • Revolutionary War
    • Benjamin Franklin (B. Franklin)
    • July 4, 1776
    • Patriotic
    • John Hancock (J. Hancock)
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • 13 Colonies
    • John Adams (J. Adams)

    Lesson Plan Idea: Choose vocabulary words from the unit or lesson students are currently studying.


  3. Step 3:

    Bend each Red and White strip to create the illusion of a waving flag, and glue them in an alternating pattern on the 8" x 12" Red sheet of construction paper.

    Glue the 4" x 6" piece of Blue construction paper to the top left of the 8" x 12" sheet.


  4. Step 4:

     Add stars. Use glitter to make small dots to represent the stars, or cut out star shapes from White construction paper.

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