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Painters Tape American Flag Craft

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. Kids will love this simple Painters Tape American Flag Craft.

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.

Painters Tape American Flag Craft

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  • 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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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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