Painters Tape American Flag Craft

Friday, June 16, 2017

Painters Tape American Flag Craft

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This easy-to-make 4th of July craft is a fun way to celebrate the holiday and the perfect red, white, and blue decoration for your upcoming barbecue.
American Flag Craft perfect for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd grade perfect 4th of July craft

The 4th of July is my son’s favorite holiday.

He likes it even more than Christmas! He loves the fireworks, barbecue parties, and all of the time that we get to spend together as a family.

To decorate our house for the holiday, we love to make patriotic crafts like this Tape Resistant American Flag Craft.

Flag Crafts

flag crafts

  • White Card Stock
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Red Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Blue Card Stock
  • White Paint
  • Cotton Swabs
This craft is inexpensive to create. I bought all of the items at the dollar store except for the blue card stock. If you don’t have card stock, you can use construction paper too.

use blue painters tape to make stripes on white cardstock


To begin making this American flag craft, put Painter’s tape across the white card stock or other heavy white paper. If you want to make the thirteen stripes, you may need to cut the tape into smaller strips.

paint white stripes with red paint

Next, paint the white stripes with the red paint. This craft is great for young children because they don’t have to stay within the white lines.

After the paint dries, remove the Painter’s tape. You want to be careful when you take the tape off so you don’t tear the paper. After removing the tape, you have red and white stripes just like the American flag.

Then, cut a square out of the blue card stock and glue it in the corner of the white and red striped paper.

use white cotton balls in white paint to make dot stars on blue paper and tape to american flag

Use the paint brush or cotton swabs to make fifty white stars on the blue card stock. For younger children, it may be easier for them to make dots instead of stars.

Celebrate the up-coming holiday by making this Tape Resistant American Flag Craft. It’s a simple patriotic craft and a great way to add some red, white, and blue to your house this summer.

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Karen taught preschool through 2nd grade before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two adventurous little boys.  She loves to share literacy activities on her blog, ABC’s of Literacy and simple crafts, play ideas, and much more on her blog, Raising Little Superheroes.  You can follow her on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

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