American Flag Crafts and Activities

Freedom Flag

After your kids make a Freedom Flag, they can wave the flag of freedom high! This flag will look great waving in the Fourth of July parade.

How to Make a Freedom Flag

What You'll Need:

  • 24 x 18-inch Piece of Heavy Cotton or Canvas
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • 36-inch Length of 1/2-inch Dowel
  • Yarn or Ribbons
  • Scissors
  • Felt or Fabric Scraps
  • Fabric Paint
  • Paintbrushes

Step One: To make the flag, glue or staple the short edge of the fabric to a wooden dowel. Leave 2 inches of dowel showing at the top to tie on yarn or ribbon streamers. The rest of the dowel will be your flag's handle.

Step Two: Decorate your flag by cutting the word "Freedom" out of felt or fabric scraps and gluing them onto the canvas. Paint designs around the word with fabric paint. You might want to draw President Lincoln or President Washington on your flag. Think of what the Fourth of July means to you and what pictures you can draw to show your feelings.

Step Three: Then wave your Freedom Flag with pride as you march down the street.


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