Recently we did an American Flag made of tissue paper – this would be perfect for Veteran’s Day or Flag Day or Memorial Day or 4th of July. I found aÂ printable online and used that as my pattern. Googling “American flag printable” and then looking at the images has lots of possibilities.
I gave the kids two choices – they could either do the whole flag in tissue paper or they could color everything but the stars. To do the whole flag took a good half hour.
You’ll need to cut lots and lots of 1×1 squares of red, white, and blue tissue paper.
We did the stars first so I put a dab of glue on each star (use liquid glue, not a glue stick).
Then put the squares around an unused pencil eraser and scrunch it.
For the blue background, we just put a row of blue around the edge of the stars. If you’re really ambitious, you could put a blue in between each star.
Finally, do the stripes (remember the first one is red).