Monday, June 27, 2011

Patriotic Folded Flag

This is a simple folded paper flag which always entertained my Elementary art students every time! Cassie has enjoyed making these flags too. We decided to make some for the upcoming Patriotic Holidays over the summer! You will be amazed how simple these flags are to make! 

First begin with a rectangular paper like 12x18 or 9x12 size.

Fold the paper in half short side to short side.

Fold the folded piece again, short side to short side.

Then open up the paper so you have four sections.  I marked one section with a black pen.

Cut that marked section out.

Next, roll up the end of the paper that is pictured below. (this will become the flag pole)

Roll it all the way to the cut out piece and use tape or glue to hold the flag pole in place.  Once it is taped it is ready to be painted or colored with markers or crayons.

Cassie used red and blue paint to design her flag.

She even designed the flag pole too.  C wanted to paint the other side but needed to let it dry. 

Lastly, we added metallic stickers.  I think they turned out GREAT!

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  1. Smart. Simple. And beautiful. What a great craft! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Simple and great flag idea! Recently we did a Koinobori flag. I had used an gift wrap cardboard as the flag pole.

  3. these are great and so simple. it would be great to have the kids make their own and then hold them up as the parade passes by.

  4. love this one, and it's new to me, so expect to see my grown up version soon! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  5. Now that'a a clever way to make a flag from one piece of paper. Good one!

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