Wooden American Flags

The summer means lots of celebrations for the USA. Memorial Day, Flag Day, the Fourth of July, my birthday!!!

I saw this little craft and thought about how fast and easy it would be to do. Great for kids, too! Make several of them to place around the house or yard!

Whatcha Need

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  • large crafts sticks
  • red, white and blue paint
  • glue
  • tape
  • paint brush
  • plastic lid to put paint on
  • pencil
  • bottle cap
  • paper

Putting It All Together

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 Lay down 5 craft sticks like in the picture above. I used the edges of the paper to get them straight. 

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 Tape the sticks together. (If you are going to use these outside I recommend using Duck tape.)

IMG_9208 Get another stick and put glue on one side of it.

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 Lay it diagonal across the taped sticks to give it stability.

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 Place the “pole” of the flag where you want it and put some glue on the part that will be against the flag. I almost put the pole to the left, but then remembered this is the back of the flag and it needed to go on the right.

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 Flip it over to glue it down. I put another stick at the bottom to hold it up until the glue could dry. Let the glue dry for about 30 minutes.

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 Flip the dried flag over and draw where you think the blue should go. Before you paint erase any lines you don’t want.

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Then paint the flag. The top stripe is red.

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 I wanted to put the stars in a circle. I used a bottle cap as a guide for the stars.

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 It’s hard to see, but I made a dot at the top, bottom and both sides of the cap. I then removed the cap and evenly spaced out the rest of the dots as best I could. I did 13 stars.

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 There you have it. I think I may write “God Bless America” or “God Bless Our Home” on some of them.

I’m going to make several and place them in a small can and sit them somewhere. Not sure where yet.

Have fun making yours!!

Jayne

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