Sunday, May 19, 2013

Patriotic Folded Flags

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! 
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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. Very nice and simple activity! you are so creative :) the preschool I am working for is going to have a summer camp, so we need some good activities for out kids of 3 to 10 years old :) it's be so much fun to give them something like this to create!

  2. So clever! I can already tell that we'll be making lots of these on our US trip to see family this summer. Thanks for the idea.

    1. Thank you so much for the compliments. I am so glad to help!

  3. This looks like so much fun! My son would love this. Thanks for sharing and for the detailed tutorial!! Please consider sharing it on the weekly After School Linky Party at my site:

    1. Oh, your welcome. This is such a fabulous project and I always had such great success with it so I know your son will too.


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