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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Collage Flag Craft

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This is a fun collage that's great for Independence Day, Flag Day, or Memorial Day. This can be an individual craft, or if you have a big class, divide into groups of about 4 and make bigger flags.

Materials:

  • 1 sheet of blue construction paper with flag outline
  • colorful old magazines
  • gold tempura paint in shallow dishes
  • blunt pencils
  • scissors
  • glue

Directions:

  1. Beforehand, have students bring in a lot of old magazines.
  2. Also, Beforehand get an outline of the American flag from a coloring page and copy onto blue construction paper.
  3. Have students go through old magazines and tear out pages with lots of red and white. Cut or tear red and white into small pieces.
  4. Glue the magazine scraps on to fill in the 7 red and 6 white stripes on the flag.
  5. Dip the blunt end of a new pencil in gold paint and stamp 50 stars onto the blue field. Or an old-fashioned flag with 13 stars. If you have small star stamp, that's good, too.

You can take this same concept to make flags of any nation. The Japanese flag would be easy on white paper. I like the Butan flag, it has a dragon on it. You could line the classroom with your international flags. It more work, but much more interesting than just coloring flags.





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