We are looking forward to summer and our favorite patriotic holidays. Our family has a family reunion every year around the 4th of July, but we love Memorial Day and Labor Day, too. What better way to help the kids celebrate and to instill a sense of patriotism than with this Paper Plate American Flag craft! I’m sure you figured out with our Paper Plate Sports Craft that we love paper plate crafts for their simplicity. A paper plate flag is just fun to make!
Supplies for Paper Plate American Flag
Paper plates (one per flag)
Red craft paint
White craft paint
Blue craft paint
Small foam star stamp
1″ painters tape
Elmer’s or hot glue
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Directions for Paper Plate American Flag
Tape off the top left corner of your plate in a backwards “L” shape. Paint the open area blue and let it dry. After it’s dry, peel your painter’s tape off carefully.
Now tape the white part of your plate off every 1″ or so.
Paint the open white stripes red. Let the paint dry and carefully peel the painter’s tape off.
Touch up any blue paint from the corner union that might have been peeled off.
Brush your star stamp with white paint and use to stamp stars onto the blue corner.
Glue your red buttons onto the red stripes and let your plate dry (it also looks cool with blue buttons).
Let everything dry. Add a magnet to the back to make a fun magnet for the fridge or tape a string to the back to hang on the wall.
This one is so fun, the kids will want to do it again!